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Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent - 37

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 36 All day long we kill to keep the home clean Insecticides aerosols rat poison The killer instinct makes us bold and mean Down by the pond mosquitoes wake and preen Time to send fighter jets by the dozen All day long we kill to keep the house clean Peeled apples for veg flies succulent wean We spend week-ends choking every last one The killer instinct makes us bold and mean Kids we love but not the kind who boil spleen So we sock the wife more than hard in the bun All day long we kill to keep the home clean At Antipodes some guys flex muscles lean Call that homefront affront to smite them down The killer instinct makes us bold and mean What counts home comfort by all overseen Secure society to foist nation All day long we kill to keep the house clean The killer instinct makes us bold and mean © T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

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