07 December 2008

those who give most

those who give most are those who feel most hurt
when life itself is turned into a jest
by those to whom no greeting is addressed
but who have some old anger to assert
you might not think there's much that could divert
this river from its course but being pressed
we find that those who act do so with zest
and leave us panting sadly in the dirt
these are the signals that we did not see
sent to the ones who most wanted to learn
just how to fight and make a better home
without distinction of form or degree
some things it turns out we just have to earn
and it is easier to stay than roam

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