ADVICE (for E)

Be the stealth      between stones

       The abracadabra        amongst        clones

Be the fighting fish with a fancy tail

       The wizard who        deifies        gnomes

No worry        be happy        missiles flying

       While innocents        are dying

You’re pretty nimble        for your age

      One day a wombat        next day        a sage

On the way to feeding a despot

       You summoned        your rage

Most virtuous mother        don’t be fooled

       They will bomb our shelter        scorch our earth

Unwind        regroup        turn swine        into pearl

       Be the change        you wanna see        in the girl

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