Saturday, September 22, 2012

Commentary on Current Events

 I've been struggling for something to say about what is going on around the world lately. Finally Robert Frost supplied me with the words for which I was searching.



 The Objection to Being Stepped On (1962)

At the end of the row
I stepped on the toe
Of an unemployed hoe.
It rose in offense
And struck me a blow
In the seat of my sense.
It wasn't to blame
But I called it a name.
And I must say it dealt
Me a blow that I felt
Like a malice prepense.
You may call me a fool,
But was there a rule
The weapon should be
Turned into a tool?
And what do we see?
The first tool I step on
Turned into a weapon. 


Perhaps we should spend less time stepping on toes.

2 comments:

abbie said...

YOU rock, my sistah! and I (you-know-what-ted) ; ) LOL

Nazneen Tonse said...

This is the same Frost of "miles to go before I sleep"? I have to confess that when I first read the word "hoe" I didn't think of the garden instrument!! HAHAHA!