It Isn’t Right to Fight

You said, It isn’t right to fight,’
But when we watched the news tonight,
You shook your fist and said
You wished the tyrant and his cronies dead.
When I asked why,
If it’s not right to fight,
You gave a sigh.
You shook your head
And sadly said,
Sometimes a cause is just
And, if there is no other way,
Perhaps, you must.’

Copyright: from The Poetry Chest (Oxford University Press, 2007), © John Foster 2007, used by permission of the author

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You will hear that John reads with quite a serious tone, even for the humorous poems – which perhaps adds to the amusement.

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