“From Thickoes Easily Offended”
By: Steve Cook
POEM FOR GIORDANO BRUNO, Italian philosopher and astronomer (1548-1600):
Giordano Bruno declared
The Earth goes round the sun,
In voicing his idea he dared
To annoy the Vatican.
In a spirit of Christian mercy
He was sentenced to the stake
And burned in screaming agony
For his heretical mistake.
The Pope of course contended
Bruno was at fault and liable
For expressing things not mentioned
Anywhere in the Bible.
If I’d been Mr Bruno
I’d have kept my trap well shut,
And quietly written it all up.
These days of course we never
Burn heretics at the stake,
We just slag them off on Twitter
Or call them libtards, fools or fakes.
So I guess some things are milder
And we live in a world less cruel
And people perhaps are kinder
And less vicious as a rule.
Be glad that reign of terror
Long ago was ended
And all we get is slander
From thickoes easily offended.
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