I need a customised stun gun
That works on the power of speech,
So I can use it on morons
Who are inside my auditory reach.

I don't always need it on silent,
Just volume control will do fine
To turn down the prattle of morons
Whose voices are drowning out mine.

I wish that I had that gun right now
At the station where I sit and wait
Being verbally battered by morons
Regaling their tedious fate.

I don't mind them telling their stories
To friends who are standing quite close,
But why, when I don't want to hear it,
Are they so loudly verbose?

If their stories were bursting with interest
And told in a magical tone
I would be happy to listen
But not to their wearisome drone.

I need a customised stun gun
That works on the power of speech,
To turn down the volume of morons
Who are inside my auditory reach.

Lynne Joyce 09.04.2014