Big Bad Michael Brown

So Michael Brown is not such a good kid,

A thug of sorts

In a modern world’s disarray,

A mouth-stuffer at a McDonald’s party.


Fatty is a lack of self-restraint.

But did Brown deserve to die?

I don’t know.

I wasn’t there.


Either were you though you are laminated

In your convictions like a frame of flowers on the wall.


Did Ferguson deserve to be trashed by trash?

Did the liquor store deserve to be looted

Because a cop defended himself?

The booze had nothing to do with a loser

Who beat up an old Korean man for cigars.


Civilization goes up in smoke when punishment

Is too afraid to punish

And liberal chaos reigns.


The stores burning made the wrong statement—

That protest punishes innocent people.

As for free speech?

When the brain is small and stupid

The speech is destructive.


Shhh! Morons, quit burning your own town

As if it were an act of liberation,

Not the death of civilization.


It will not bring Michael Brown back from the dead.

It shouldn’t.

At least he didn’t burn down Ferguson like

His followers.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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