Victims of society and other 100 word vignettes

Victims of society


While investigating child abuse

In the Church

Police found pornography

And made it evidence,

In its defense

The Church then said

The pornography is evidence

Of parishioners’ sins.

With much seductive speech she persuades. With her smooth talk she compels. All at once she is followed, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare. The children did not know that she will cost them the rest of their lives.


Lest business forgets


A Chief Executive

Of a highly successful company

Did not wish it to fall,

And her magical powers

Were passed on to her successor

Who then killed her in the boardroom

For no business goddess

Can ever die a natural death.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter business by the revolving door. Outside are the attack dogs and sorcerers and the ruthlessly immoral and cheaters and connivers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.


Wrath not revenge


A rich man

Who had many wives

Was safe from misfortune

Whilst he satisfied their passions,

And while he did this

His wealth diminished

And then he missed one wife

And a poor son killed him.

The son should have left his revenge to the wrath of God, for it is written: Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. When his father was hungry, and he should have fed him; if he was thirsty, given him some drink; for by so doing he would have heaped burning coals on his head.


Down under the froth


The reapers of women

Known as womanizers and ladies men

Drink their beer in pubs

With other men

Who aren’t partakers,

And to set themselves apart

The reapers call their frothy beverage


These will tarry long over beer, these who go mix ego with beer. They should not look at beer when their eyes are red, or when they glare at the bottom of the glass. In the end their beer bites like a snake and stings like a bee. Their eyes will see strange things, and their hearts utter perverse things.


Big Daddy


A monarch was so great

That when he farted his subjects did too

Likewise when he picked his nose

And when he spat on the ground

When he belched

When he sneezed into the air

When he squeezed a pustule,

And those who didn’t were beaten up.

If they ask, it will be given to them. Seek, and they will find. Knock and doors will be opened to them. For every subject who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks doors will be opened.


No place for second hand wannabees


Every Christmas in a far off culture

Its biggest entertainer

Takes time off

And is replaced by a temporary entertainer

A fan,

Who enjoys all the privileges

The big entertainer enjoys

Even sleeping with the pet iguana.

As the time neared when the audience finally got its relief from the second class act, and as the month had been turning for them from gladness into sorrow and from a holiday into mourning, when they were at the end of their tether, he returned, suntanned and fully refreshed.


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