Once upon a time, there lived an earl.
Around him, ill feelings seemed to unfurl.
He rubbed people the wrong way
by being thoughtless every day.
He had a habit of being curt.
He didn’t care whose feelings he hurt.
His wife and children had plenty to say.
They felt his behaviour was not okay ...
This rhyming cautionary tale looks at the pitfalls of overbearingness. It is approximately 850 words. More