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Our Priorities

by Jane Jewell

“She’s Anti-Semitic!”
“Oh no, she’s not!”
“But she is, she is!” someone cried.
Round in circles they went as they argued and argued
And simply couldn’t decide.
The internet shook with furious use,
As tweets and emails went flying,
And nobody noticed that over in Gaza
Children were quietly dying.
But who cares about them?
Of far more importance
Is the issue of Greta’s mistake;
That Tweet that went out –
She believed all that crap?
Or was the whole thing just a fake?
Of course she is guilty (until proven innocent)
For that is the way it should work
She sent off a link that transformed to a Tweet
And then the whole world went berserk.
To hell with our activism – we have to decide
If this sacrificial lamb (dressed as mutton)
Is a raging Jew hater, or simply a lass
Who happened to press the wrong button.

Author’s note: apologises to Greta for the reference to mutton, but hell of a job finding a word to rhyme with button. The only alternative I could think of was glutton.

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Anyone who says a small thing cannot make a difference has never been in bed with a mosquito.

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One Response to Our Priorities

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos October 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Don’t apologize, Jane. On the contrary…

    “…we have to decide
    If this sacrificial lamb (dressed as mutton)
    Is a raging Jew hater, or a Goyische heffer
    Who happened to press the wrong button.”

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