The Patron Saint of

‘Bullies always prosper’,
that’s my golden rule.
See it in the workplace,
see it in the school.

Teach your children wisely:
Nobody will tell,
let them throw their weight about
let them shout and yell.

Keep them off the naughty stair
reward them if they bite,
chairs of boards, director’s posts
can be within their sights.

Teach them not to listen
or negotiate
they will climb the ladder
rungs of cold-steel hate.

Let him beat his sister,
it’s practice for his wife.
Techniques learned in childhood
will serve him all his life.

Maggie Butt

If you have any comments on this poem,  Maggie Butt would be pleased to hear them.