Today a Cat..
Today it was my cat you killed
You must be very happy and so thrilled
Tomorrow perhaps a neighbour’s child ?
With your speed, so reckless and so wild
You just left him there, didn’t even stop to check
Shrugged your shoulders – oh what the heck.
After all it was only a cat
What’s all the fuss about that.
Tomorrow will it be a child or an elderly person ?
Who had just stepped out to collect their pension
Or a young mother with a buggy and a million things to do
The footpath is blocked, there is no way through
Steps on to the road to pass your badly parked car
Because the nearest free space was too far
For you to walk to the door of the shop
You think you have the right to stop
In a world where only ME seems to matter
Full of careless and selfish drivers
With your flashing parking light
“Oh I’ll only be a minute.”as if that gives you the right
Whether you’re a learner or a white van man
A raw beginner or an old veteran
Think for a moment, put yourself in their place
Before blocking the footpath or the disabled parking space
And for God’s sake..please slow down
Remember you are not the only one in town
As you twitter away on your Mobile phone
If it beeps or rings, just leave it alone
Look out for that toddler, running out that gate
For God’s sake slow down before it’s too late.
And his name was JERRY by the way
My lovely cat you killed today.
C Denis Murphy 05 December 2019.
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