An eye for an eye
but mind you to avenge yourself
ain't easy as pie
Indeed a punch for a punch
or invite your foe
for a delicious
to dish out revenge
and that's a dish best served cold!
But a tooth for a tooth
will it actually soothe?
A horrid scowl for an irate pout
you scream coz she did shout!
Ah that biting desire for sweet revenge
on the mind does it so scavenge!
Sweet it might seem, sweet at first feel
but it's really sour as an orange peel.
Then there's the danger of meting out in excess
There's a need to don self-control's harness.
One would wish to spread retribution evenly
on the slice of his enemy
But to chuck out all plots and thoughts of burning revenge
poses for man at times the greatest challenge.
Is it then so natural for this human brat
to cherish and relish a tit for tat
But if so many of your chores complain of your negligence
you might as well put off too, all wishes for vengeance.
Any wish for poetic justice, sing it in poetry
Harbor no desires for revenge in reality.
Ah alas as Jesus's way to offer another cheek
is for mortal man perhaps a task too meek.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem