I am not a gull!
Don't intrude on my privacy and don't interrupt.
If I respond to your rudeness, I
Don't surround me with monotonous, "minimalist
music" that might hypnotize.
If I am lulled, I am gulled.
Don't blare out monotonous, strident, attempts
If I go into a trance of suggestibility,
it's my gullibility
Don't drown me in alluring irrelevancies.
If I succomb to your glittering
generalities, I am gullible.
Don't speak to me in the tone you would use
on a brain damaged child.
If I listen to you, I am gullible.
Don't speak to me in the tone of a Marine
If I attend and obey, I am gullible.
Don't assume there is a "my
If I accept your insinuation of
"brand loyalty," I am gullible.
When I choose to consult unbiased research
(C.U.,e.g.), don't brand that source, "enemy," "communist," as you did
in the 50's.
If I accept your rejection
of public good, I am gullible.
Don't saturate the scene with silliness.
If I don't respond to you as I might
to a brain damaged child,
I will not be gullible!
by Johnathan Swift Seagull