Born for Raising Hell!

Born for Raising Hell!

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

He’d always been a schoolyard bully,

You want to know the truth,

He picked on those too young and silly

To stand up to the youth,

He’d ducked the boys in the village pond

And he hurt the girls as well,

And had a tattoo on his chest,

‘Born for Raising Hell!’

 

He didn’t learn, he was much too dumb,

He didn’t see the need,

He couldn’t tackle a simple sum

Or spell, or write or read,

But he thought the world had owed him some

So he took it, when he could,

And robbed his innocent victims by

Wearing the coward’s hood.

 

The police would carry him into court

And the judge would let him go,

‘He’s had a difficult childhood, so

We must be fair, you know!’

And he would laugh when he got outside

And steal the nearest car,

He thought that he was invincible,

Some sort of rising star.

 

He’d hang with others as dumb as him

Who lived by a borrowed creed,

Adopt a type of a uniform

By growing an ugly beard,

They’d take the gifts of the welfare state

And would swear to tear it down,

‘The time will come that we change the laws

When our army comes to town!’

 

He tamed a silly, submissive girl

And he beat her black and blue,

Then made her cover from head to foot

So her bruises didn’t show,

He taught her to be subservient

To fulfil his every need,

And quoted God, with an iron rod

‘‘Obey’ shall be your creed!’

 

He went to fight in a foreign war

And at first they held their ground,

They slaughtered populations to

Strike fear, in every town,

But a barbarous army like their own

Appeared, and refused to yield,

And he was taken a prisoner

Out there, in a foreign field.

 

He thought he was going to lose his head

As he’d taken heads, before,

But they were a little more barbarous

In the way that they fought the war,

‘We’re sending you back to meet your friends,

But you won’t have time to yell…’

Then strapped him onto a missile,

‘There you go… Go Raising Hell!’

 

David Lewis Paget


© 2014 David Lewis Paget



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You are the master storyteller, David, and this poem once again attests to your talent. I can almost hear the Charlie Daniels band in the background as I read(aloud of course) this poem. what goes round... sometimes gets written about! Most excellent!

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Oh this is good Dave. The ignominious end to a coward who beats women and tortures children. There would be cheering in the streets to see this one fly by. Perhaps the British would consider reinstating being drawn and quartered for this one.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Where there is one bully there is always one somewhere who is stronger or meaner. For a bully of his ilk it is only a matter of time before he discovers the truth of the world and himself. You tell a complete story within in this poem and the spot-on rhyming made reading it quite enjoyable.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Epic end of an epic monster. The character you created is the blue print of all such figures who do not deserve to enjoy any fruit of civilization. They should not be part of the society from very first place. I will say our laws are too impotent and politically correct to do justice and foolishly believe in ignoring problems and creating blunders.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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a great poem David and a theme starting to emerge of late, it hints towards the current war against IS at the end, their actions are despised world wide but this is the tale of the bully boy who has no sense other than to become a tool for mindless violence and eventually be brainwashed into war, very well written you have hit a topical nail dead center on the head.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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I knew something ad was gong to happen to him from the beginning--I just didn't know what. I wish all his kind could be strapped to missles and shot where they will do the most good.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This one packs a real punch! And that his end is to die delivering wanton destruction completely sums up his entire existence.

NOTE:
"He’d [dunked] the boys in the village pond" Did you mean pushed under the water, "dunked," or to hide out of site, "ducked?"

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Another outstanding write, David. The justice meted out at the end is unexpected but deserved.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Retribution is always only just around the corner. Good tale and I like the ending very much.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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