The Sound of an Abused Chick

“Bonjee, Bonjee! I’m scared of the storm! Can I stay in here, tonight—with you?”

“Oh, what’s a little weather?”

“Oh, Bonjee! I’m scared! And look, here come my zillion and one siblings, who are also frightened but too full of bravado to admit it!”

“Ha ha, you silly children! It’s only December in Lafayette!”

<swell of music>

Blizzards and ice storms and car wrecks and snowdrifts,
Childish behavior that leaves everyone miffed,
Juvenile stalkers and helpless police,
Such things obstruct promised holiday peace!
 
When the words cut, when the deeds harm,
When you’re overwhelmed,
Remember December comes but once a year—
And soon it will go away!
 
Being ineptly misplaced while needing urgent care,
Then ignored for two hours while losing much blood there,
Returning with medics who get quick release,
Such things obstruct promised holiday peace!
 
When the words cut, when the deeds harm,
When you’re overwhelmed,
Remember December comes but once a year—
And soon it will go away!
 
A grad rep who cares about only his own good,
And works towards a hostile workplace neighborhood,
Cursing, belittling, showing caprice,
Such things obstruct promised holiday peace!
 
When the words cut, when the deeds harm,
When you’re overwhelmed,
Remember December comes but once a year—
And soon it will go away!
 
A punk who bangs loudly at night on your front door,
Throwing iced snowballs as if it’s some encore,
Taking the porch light to make fear increase,
Such things obstruct promised holiday peace!
 
Then when the stalker somehow gets into your house,
And moves your computer to take away your mouse,
And leaves on your whiteboard some obscene ‘masterpiece’—
Such things obstruct promised holiday peace!
 
When the words cut, when the deeds harm,
When you’re overwhelmed,
Remember December comes but once a year—
And soon it will go away!
 
When the words cut, when the deeds harm,
When you’re overwhelmed,
Thank God that December comes but once a year—
And next one’s twelve months away!
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