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Never Wrestle With a Pig

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Never Wrestle With a Pig

Never Wrestle With a Pig

By Elton Camp

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it.” - George Bernard Shaw


If you become the victim of personal attack
There is usually little point in fighting back

If it’s untrue, the attacker is only a swine
Who’ll be encouraged to continue to malign

React when your supposed faults he’ll mention
And he’s delighted since he got your attention

Try to respond and no matter what you do
Some of the pig’s dirt will rub off on you

Such a slanderer we all should abhor
And say nothing--it’s best just to ignore

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:53:00 PM
    I,ve made the mistake of doing this only to regret it. Wish I had read this years ago hahahahaha

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 1/27/2013 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've done the same and so write from bitter experience. Thanks for reading and making a comment. Elton
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Elton - Yes! Agree. Well-crafted, and a unique way to make your point. - Gail

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 1/27/2013 12:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On another site where I posted this, a reader commented with "Grade D -" and nothing else. How satisfying a fist to his jaw would be, but then I remembered my own advice by way of GBS. Thanks for reading. Elton