05 December 2008

story comes to bump

so much is hidden in the open tale
it seems a poor way to announce just how
the sweat that came to drip from each bent brow
was owed to those who had been paid to fail
not merely as a matter of travail
and sorrow in the teeth of storm and gale
but in achievement of a foolish vow
escaping from the past into the now
our only task it seems to raise the sail
our sole approach to wisdom's a mistake
or so it seems when we are to advise
those who in urgent time to our words turn
expecting us to tell the real from fake
extract the truth from the great mass of lies
and leave the monsters in the mire to burn

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