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Blame - An Allegory

They resigned from the Golf club and
Then reacted with anger and surprise.
It was almost as though they
Just hadn't  quite seemed to  realise
When they stopped paying the fees
They  couldn't still play on the green,
Couldn't  expect things to stay
Just the way that they'd always been:

Couldn't  enter the clubhouse
Except at a member's request,
Then only have the privileges
Of any other invited guest.
So, they threw a little tantrum
Said they'd known all along
The rules of the Golf Club had
Been prescriptive and all wrong.

The members of the Golf Club
Reacted with an exasperated sigh,
Changed the locks on all the doors
And bid them all goodbye.
The ex members thereafter
Could frequently be seen
Looking resentfully on at those
Members playing on the green.

Out in their new world
The ex members soon found
Their handicaps lengthened
For lack of any practice round.
They got more and more angry,
More and more tantrums being thrown,
The generally expressed opinipn being
Blame was everybody's but their own.

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