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The Wiseman





The Wiseman


Transference of power
a shift in the tide
with one foot in the past
one martyr subsides
with the keys to the kingdom
comes a hole in the ground
and a tongue to be silenced
amid thunderous sound

Faithful apostles
are put to the sword
For those who will follow
to gain their reward
for forbiddance in power
is on the return
while the Wiseman is taunted
he's of no concern

Cowardly tolerance
and decadence abound
now the elders are silent
they don't make a sound
for controlled and bemused
they betray the slain
till logic and reason
bring peace once again

The mighty have fallen
so what fate lies in ahead
for the Wiseman has spoken
they heard what he said


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Submitted on August 26, 2014

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Some of my imagery may seem a little on the dark side at times but I feel the pain of the chastened and broken among my close family and friends. I write from the heart to express my innermost thoughts through song lyrics and poetry. I try always, ‘to be true to my philosophy of understanding tolerance, to share my perceptions and desires with integrity’. I have just finished my first play which was both a challenging and rewarding experience, which I intend to follow up on. I enjoy reading poetry from all over the world. Poetry.com is a great platform for me to network with other like-minded people and showcase my own work for others to be moved and inspired. After all this is the duty of a poet…I have just had my first poetry book published with the Title Scratching the Page and my thanks go to Michael Dobson for producing it and to all those who read it more…

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