Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 180
The Mores of Men





























It's a travesty to tolerate

The ugly mores of men,

When everyone's allowance

Condones release for them.

Where everywhere provision

Is made for man to shove,

And woe betide the meek

Who don the feathers of a dove


The world applauds the forceful,

Rewards are rich for he

Who tramples over daisies

And holds aloft the key.

Who forces his attentions

And speculates the win,

Despite the devastation wrought

In winning it for him.


It's a travesty to tolerate

This bovine charge of man

When all can be achieved

With an accommodating plan,

When compromise and levity

See consideration's way

Where success can be attained

With out bloodletting on the day.


I hear the snort of your derision,

Feel the snigger in your smile,

See the curl of lip descending

With your slit eyes of defile.

For this portraiture is global

The fighting man is King

And he who deviates 

Is left bereft and vanquishing.


Sadness is the matador

Who casts his scarlet cloth,

To be shredded and impaled

By a maddened bullock's wrath.

To be tossed aside, asunder

Like a lifeless ragged doll,

Like mankind's brute tomorrow

When the final drums do roll.




Mangere Bridge

29 November 2009



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