Tit for Tat


Witness no decorum

On jammed M5 one day

As motorist on fire with ire

At travelling delay

Got out of car, shook angry fist.

He swore at Merry Ted

While vehicles stood motionless

For many miles ahead.


Should bear alight

To sort this plight,

Calm unprovoked attack?

Our Ted instead wound window down

And yelled rude word right back.


Silly bear for no composure

– ‘Tis better word’s not writ –

You might wonder if there’s closure

Or if the biter bit!