August 17: Trollolol

Norwegian trolls are apt to live in caves
Unmotivated to assist the lost,
Who might escape through terribly close shaves,
Though possibly at quite a heavy cost.

Trolls on the internet make enemies
Of those displaying joy and earnestness.
They’re loath to pass up opportunities
To revel in intemperate address.

And yet the latter troll is aptly named,
Because they do not share the core belief
That content’s not created to be flamed-
Their pleasure comes from turning zeal to grief.

It’s tempting to dismiss them as a whole,
But one can’t tell the monsters from the trolls.

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