Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 77
No ?


No, not I, I won’t, uh uh,

I refuse to play this game.

To race around and cause a fuss

Exposes me to blame.


Why should I shoulder trouble?

Why should I wear the pain?

What burden is demanded

In this incremental shame ?


To whom is this addressed to  ?

What colour is his flag ?

Are all the brave men vanquished

And are the rest content to sag ?


Is victory interpreted

As a feeling of remorse

And are superficialities

Deferred as bad rescourse ?


To hell with feeling guilty,

Why should I delve within,

When the price of resolution

Is the egg upon my chin ?


When I labour in redundancy

And sweat to make it work,

Should I hold myself to ransom ?

 …Complication gone beserk ?


But then…

Temptation makes it easy,

Take the lighter, sweet refrain.

Dispose of argument in compromise

And never utter “No” again.
At the gate
Mangere Bridge
31st December 2008


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