If I had a shiny gun,
I could have a world of fun
Speeding bullets through the brains
Of the folk who give me pains;

Or had I some poison gas,
I could make the moments pass
Bumping off a number of
People whom I do not love.

But I have no lethal weapon-
Thus does Fate our pleasure step on!
So they still are quick and well
Who should be, by rights, in hell.

by Dorothy Parker

Comments (14)

Very precise demonstration of 'frustration' The analogy of war weapons is also accurate
a very beaviful piece. I like the poetic quality.
Thanks for sharing, I'd like to take a turn with that shiny gun.
A very good poem Dorthy.
Anger exposed quiet freely by rhythmic gallop.
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