My troll stays safely hidden.
You'll never know it by sight.
I wouldn't know if I passed it by
On any day or night.
It has an opinion on everything
And knows more than you or I.
My troll will say so every time,
But never look you in the eye.
The shadows give my troll the courage
To assert and pontificate.
Sadly my troll's greatest strength
Is simply to irritate.
When offered a serving of food for thought
It resolutely starves its mind.
My troll claims only it sees the truth
And all others must be maligned.
You may hear my troll shout out at times
With fury or with malice.
A blunderbuss whose repartee
Is with feelings hard and calloused.
So when you hear it agitate,
Don't let it dark'n your day.
If we all pretend that it's not there
Maybe it will go away.