RESPONDING TO AN ALLEGORY

I wrote this in response to a story about termites, cabinets, mamak’s carpentry, circulating in the media.

RESPONDING TO AN ALLEGORY

 

King maker, Mamak, is a blighted termite;

Prejudiced by sight: fight and bite;

Procreates lousy mites: so corrupted;

Cancer infested: crooked and wretched.

Our cabinets are made of plywood;

Not oak, the core so good, all weather stood.

They are odd layers of cosmetic veneers: glued;

Chemical stained, under heat or rain: spewed.

Not solid, dead wood, pulp sticky to extreme;

No carpenters can rescue such furniture scheme.

Termites, silent destroyers, spread and fast collapse;

Pest control urgent, house in danger: a death-trap.   

               

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “RESPONDING TO AN ALLEGORY

  1. Kan

    Termite extermination – Eat the queen,trample the foot soldiers and dry the rot.Let the sun in and caress the winds of change.

    Reply
    1. wonkywizard Post author

      If you exterminate these blighted termites in the usual way, other queens and kings would replace them. These are similar to “Poltergeists (noisy ghosts)”; maybe bomoh can help.

      Reply

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