Do It, Don’t

Don’t criticise the local police officer
They’ll only give you strife
Don’t put in the local drug dealer
He’ll only try to paint you a pederast
Don’t put it on the trained healer
When he gives the wrong diagnosis
Don’t criticise the Premier in the back of the cab
He’ll only have you locked away just another nutter
Don’t forget to join the union or your just a scab
And you’ll be told no more work as they close the shutter
Don’t dress up too drab
Or you’ll get put in the gutter
Don’t let your friend stay for awhile
Or while you’re at work he’ll be jumping your wife
Don’t look to happy and wear a big smile
They’ll think you’re on drugs and you’ll end up in court
Don’t get up and try to walk another mile
You’ll only anger them and get hit once again
Don’t get sucked in by the new girls’ big breast
Or the husband you don’t know about may get offended
Don’t try to be clever or think you’re the best
No-one likes a smart arse and you’ll be left on your own
Don’t think you’re OK as good as the rest
You’ll have a look one day and find you are not
Don’t go to the priest and make your confession
Or it’ll be in the next mornings’ paper
Don’t take on a cause and give it your passion
You’ll burn out too young and just waste your time
Don’t think of injustice and try to find a reason
You’ll find there are none only the money
8 November 1999

Do It, Don’t

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Writen while wondering why I seem to cop shit from all quarters. Maybe I should learn to shut my mouth. But then……………..hand me a megaphone

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