The Malfeasance :) by nevaeh


The Malfeasance

It was a dark, dank, dreadful night

And while millions were abed

The Malfeasance bestirred itself

And raised its ugly head.

The leaves dropped quietly in the night,

In the sky Orion shone;

The Malfeasance bestirred itself

Then crawled around till dawn.

Taller than a chimney stack,

More massive than a church,

It slithered to the city

With a purpose and lurch.

Squelch, squelch, the scaly feet

Flapped along the roads;

Nothing like it had been seen

Since the recent fall of the toads.

Bullets bounced off the beast,

Aircraft made it grin,

Its open mouth made an eerie sound

Uglier than sin.

Still it floundered towareds,

Still the city reeled;

There was panic on the pavements,

Even policemen squealed.

Then suddenly someone suggested

(As the beast had done no harm)

It would be kinder to show it kindness

Better to stop the alarm.

When they offered it refreshment

The creature stopped in its track;

When they waved a greeting to it

Steam rose from its back.

As the friendliness grew firmer

The problem was quietly solved:

Terror turned to triumph and

The Malfeasance dissolved.

And where it stood there hung a mist,

And in its wwake a shining trail,

And the people found each other

And thereby hangs a tail.

Alan Bold.

What is the poem about?

The Malfeasance is about a uglier than sin creature which is lurking the town making a riot spread across the town. People shoot at the creature but nothing happens. Aircraft make it grin. It is taller than a chimney stack, larger than a church. Its open mouth makes an eerie sound uglier than sin.

What do you think the Malfeasance is?

I think the Malfeasance could be hatred or racism and the more people show hate towards it the more it grows and when it was showed kidness it dissolved and left the people alone

What is the message in this poem?

The message in this poem is to treat others how you would like to be treated. In the poem they were shooting the Malfeasance but when they were kind to him he left them in peace. Another message in this poem is to not judge people by their looks.

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