Saturday, March 14, 2009

Noble

You are not a noble man.

You hide behind your loyalty
Your longevity
Your cluck, cluck, clucking of false bravado
Drowning out the truth with your unwavering din.

You are not a noble man.

Hiding behind your false pride
Your heroic efforts
At the cost of others
An outstanding debt
Never to be paid.

You are not a noble man.

Painting chalky pictures of the past, the present, the future
Smudging the rough edges to suit your arrogance
Re-writing the past to suit your own
Fear.

You are not a noble man.

Blaming others for your own shortcomings
Empty thanks for carrying your burdens
Your transgressions
Your crimes of careless passions.

You are not a noble man.

Your poor wife
Your poor
Life.

No, you are not a noble man.

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