My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

May 29, 2011 “little gods”

“little gods”

_____

the liars and criers

cross their fingers

as they weep the currency

of carefully counted tears

into the tin cups

of broke down beggars

or brokenhearted lovers

just the same

it’s all a game

of who’s to blame

as the moment nears

when the truth appears

_____

condescenders and pretenders

patronizing from their ivory towers

hidden in bowers

of plenitudes, attitudes

and platitudes

self-congratulations and adulations

irreproachable and unapproachable

why?…

because they say so

who am I to question the unquestionable

_____

 the self-appointed gods of piety

and pompous propriety

who surround themselves with themselves

in other clothes

offering themselves on the altar of repose

with no room on their garments

to pin another rose

_____

 all the while

hearts and men lie bleeding

as lives and loves die needing

to be

seen

by unseeing eyes

heard

by unhearing ears

washed

by uncounted tears

of little gods

created from their own conceit

while brokenhearted beggars

worship and dine at their feet

they exasperate and pontificate

over which wine is best served with the meat

©tlh 5/29/11

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3 responses

  1. Ha…now this has some strong opinions in it my friend.

    May 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  2. BC

    My Friend,

    Efforts such as this prove yet again that the flashes of brilliance one could see were but mere indications of the depth and volume not readily apparent to the casual observer.

    Love this one, T. I am so thankful you continue to find such eloquent means through which to express what lies within.

    Writers write…

    BC

    June 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

  3. Lovely! Excellent wordplay and imagery. Bravo!

    Best wishes … D.

    June 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

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