You With Your Thunder!

by flammeusgladius

You With Your Thunder!

You with your thunder, fathering defeat

On those who dare to tell you that you’re wrong!

Your formula, I must admit, is neat:

Strong is right because right’s defined as strong!

But effortless equations can’t last long.

You hurl us howling from your lofty height.

We plummet, quite as tragic as King Kong.

But we will rise –- and we will rise to fight.

We’ll tell disruptive truth all through the night.

Our dreams, though torturous, will be our own.

We’ll make a fruitful orchard of this blight.

Lacking bread, we’ll acquire a taste for stone.

Never indeed will we admit our blunder–

Though every atom echo with your thunder.

–Tom Riley