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Cowed and Bullied Among Humankine

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Cowed and Bullied Among Humankine

by John Kendall Hawkins

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Far from the madding cows, where once I was wont

to roam and chew my cud by the long hour,

slopping away in the freshly mown grass,

releasing methane from my morbid ass,

I came to ponder pitfalls of power,

as my fellow kine would low and taunt.

Where'd I go wrong? Was it when I went right,

sneaking up on and tipping cows, with friends?

Egging the catechismics in Easter clothes?

Doubting the value of the rabbi's prose?

Coming up from deep thoughts, getting the bends?

Where'd I go wrong? Everyday endless night.

I'm alone now and in my element,

bullied out, two horns, Bucky Bucky Dent.


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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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