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The Gadfly and the Poor Man
 
Gadfly, you are merely a fly
too small to be noticed, insignificant fly.
Yet, when you buzz around your sting bothers
a water buffalo many times larger your size.
Alone, a gadfly can be flicked by a horse tail
but acting as swarm, gadflies drive horses to hell.

Ill-thought poverty makes a man smaller like a gadfly,
while wealth and power makes another man bigger.
A poor man should not be ridiculed for he
possesses a sting that can provoke the powerful.
Alone, this poor man may be abused,
but en masse, poor people can unseat dictators.

Wise Nature provide the balance in life.
The lion is king of the jungle,
but sometimes the table is overturned;
the predator becomes prey to the smallest virus.
In another scene, gadflies could be the activists
that transform into a spring movement in Africa.

By Carlos_Jainga

© 2013 Carlos_Jainga (All rights reserved)

 

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