“Who can refute a sneer?”
– William Paley
Every one who’s ever done anything right
has for doing so been target of a sneer,
then gets sneered at with even greater spite
when sneerers’ ill turns on their own deaf ear.
The abused and afflicted, the hungry and lost —
who is spared kicks from a sneer’s hard boots?
Those paying in sneers pay the sneer’s high cost
alone, so thrice their own sneer refutes.