For Michael

most of our greatest wise men are unknown

unless on the wide flat boob tube they’re shown

they can’t see through the big media mist

we know because we’re on that lucky list


writes a sonnet a day with convictions

of today’s news with ancient solutions

subtly or not included in each

they never know who’ll be the ones that teach


only our own values and what we are

can keep us six more feet above their bar

the one we need  is in the air like sage

not seen in our have-everything-now age


he or she might be a poor carpenter

or a Prince turned anti-altar granter

Chant Down the common enemy ►


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brandon sproule

Fri 16th Oct 2015 20:10

Thank you for reading.

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Harry O'Neill

Fri 16th Oct 2015 13:21

Lucky Michael.

(I like the inclusivness of line twelve)

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