Answer to the inquiry: Why ask why
A recent commercial has made me cry
For there is nothing worse
than to ask "why ask why"
These three little words I cannot ignore
This philosophy runs deep in many
while totally against my core
To destroy your brain cells is not a crime
But it is most criminal not to use your mind
David "Christ" Koresh
or Sun Myung Moon
Waco or Jonestown
All religious bodies of baboons
The Rodney King verdict was wrong
But the looters' solution was not bright
Burning their own neighborhoods
Attacking innocent whites
Just extremists in the news?
Examine your neighbor closely
Does he really have his own views?
If all you can ask
is "why ask why"
Then you are too far gone
For me to begin a reply
This poem was written in response to a beer commercial "Why ask Why?".
More than just a simple slogan, it bugged me greatly.
The Rodney King verdict and riots happened recently, as did the Koresh stand-off in Waco. These happened the same time that the commercial was aired.