How To Make A Time Bomb

A time bomb is not something that’s already made.
It takes years to develop one effectively.
Like the one that goes ‘cuckoo’, this time bomb will tell
Anyone within earshot that he is not well.
With his symptoms ignored, he goes on a blood spree.
In his heart, he believes life is viciously played.

Now, this is a fine time bomb; we all can agree.
It’s not hard to construct one. It does take some time
And some diligence at making him feel depraved
Of all semblance of worthiness dreamt of or craved.
Our society makes them, and it’s not a crime.
When backed into life’s corner, how can one feel free?

Making time bombs of people is such a fine art.
It requires a knack for discrete social cues
And a cool, subtle disregard toward those not cool.
Don’t let any guilt get involved. Don’t be a fool.
It’s a shame that we know not when he’ll light his fuse.
It’s the products we nurture that blow us apart.

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