adventures in dysthymia

Monday, December 07, 2015

Theory, a poem

Theory

All history can be explained
in economic terms, claimed the theorist.

Why, we could do without any human beings
at all, agreed his students.

Good idea, said the politician,
they can be quite bothersome,

and he immediately initiated
a five-year plan to eliminate them.

It is for your own good, the police
told the people. When you are gone,

things will move much more smoothly.
Everyone will be happy, at last.

All history can be explained
in economic terms, claimed Spot.

I prefer the 'great cats' theory,
replied Mittens.

Stephen Brooke ©2015

Yes, it's pretty ridiculous. Or maybe I should say 'absurd' which sounds much more intellectual.

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