Aunty Minnie’s Moral Message
Aunty Minnie couldn’t swim
And so she bought a rubber ring.
But aunty soon became distraught
When people laughed at her support.

Pointed jibes both sharp and rude
Punctured pride and inner-tube,
But my aunt did not give in
And unsupported learnt to swim.

When people are to you unkind
And your efforts they deride,
Don’t give up and you may find
You can swim against the tide.