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a nursery rhyme for violent times




hack and kill

a poem by punkie



Hack and Kill went up the hill

To see whom they might slaughter.

Just for kicks they fired their sticks

Amidst a bunch of squatters.


They all dropped dead in pools of red

As fast as Hack could shoot them.

Kill cheered him on, and sang a song

Of blood and guts and mayhem.


“Yo kids,” Hack said, “it’s cool being dead.”

Kill nodded her assent.

“So grab your guns, let’s have some fun,

And waste those who dissent.”


About Jack and Jill, the original rhyme here.


© Susan Macaulay 2015. I invite you to share the links widely, but please do not reprint or reblog or copy and paste my poems into other social media without my permission. Thank you.

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