...about 'beating a dead horse'...

I'm crying for a pore dead horse;
It's horse abuse - it's coarse, or worse!
Would you abuse a passing hearse?
Of course it seems excessive force.

I'm crying for the pore man next
Who has to thrash that dead-beat horse
Upon the merest light pretext
Or else for nothing, what is worse.

- Poor horse!    Poor man!
  I'd rather not see than be either one,
         It isn't in my plan.

[(C) July 1999, by Russell Hess.]

- page created August 4; updated November 18, 1999.
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