stupid obstacle

When you find yourself contracting
Just before you give reaction
Coz you know you could explode
If your impulses overrode

With a mind to consequences
Of the various offences
Taken very liberally
By self-appointment to authority

You buy a moment of delay
To measure what you want to say
Against the likely repercussions
Of alerting certain Russians

Trying not to give your foes
Another angle to transpose
Making sure you don’t inflate
Their fear and anger and their hate

But if the fury that you feel
Is losing none of its appeal
And your scorn is justified
Release and know, at least, you tried

You’re only human, after all
And even saints hit Patience’s wall
It’s also more than they would do
Had the stupid obstacle been you

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