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  • Tony Grannell
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    'Twas Always Thus

    Who wears the hide knew not the beast,
    the butcher’s pride on which we feast.
    The slaughtered hope, the truth, the lamb;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.

    ’Twas too our bent to slash and burn,
    pollute for loot without concern.
    Let rivers flow to soil and dam;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.

    Obese the brutes in brutal greed
    yet throw away what others need.
    To do as want because we can;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.

    Of pomp and bling, of coin and fame,
    of gods and pimps ’tis all the same.
    Deny, decry; who gives a damn?
    ’Twas always thus, the ways of man.

    We whinge, we moan, we plod along
    yet still we hum the same old song.
    As pawns we must, our masters’ plan;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.

    The taints, the bribes, the backroom tricks,
    the broken oaths, ’tis politics!
    Let moolah talk, ’tis in the can;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.


    To war again, to cull and maim,
    our heroes, hail, our tombs of fame.
    ‘Our widows’ pride’, the papers ran;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.

    Where evil reigns beneath the truths,
    where men and lies in vile cahoots.
    Of plots and plans, ’tis all a scam;
    ’twas always thus, the ways of man.


  • Bobby Del Boy
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    Thank you Tony!

  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello rhyme time, Great to hear from you and I do thank you so very much for reading and responding. You are happy, I do hope, Tony.

  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello imrogue, Beyond the surface indeed - terrible truths. Once again, I do thank you. Regards, Tony.

  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello Bobby, Great to hear from you and that you are on a high, is a fine place to be and none more deserving than you. I do hope you are in fine fettle, Tony.

  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello lunar glide, I do thank you for the kudos, most kind of you indeed. Do take care now, Tony.

  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello imrogue, I do thank you very much and hope you are in fine health and happy. Regards, Tony.

  • rhymetime
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    I can add nothing to what has been said except my humble praise for your consistent talent. You never disappoint

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  • imrogue
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    ...unimaginable things beyond the surface...
    'twas always thus, the ways of man...

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  • Bobby Del Boy
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    Tony Grannell I have been out to lunch and just read your poem, most of the comments, and to find Anotolly's gracious reference to one of my poems amidst this forum of superstar poets has lifted me to the highest place emotionally. What an honor to be able to see eye to eye with you, Anatolly and all the above poets. Great poem indeed!!!
    Last edited by Bobby Del Boy; 12-30-2016, 07:53 PM.

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  • lunar glide
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    I admire the wordplay and style! you have conjured some potent phrases. kudos

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  • imrogue
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    Well said Tony!

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  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello Anatoliy, You are a traveling man, to travel is the motions of wisdom. I have no doubt that if one looks into the darkness for light, it will be found, for is not the process of looking for light, light itself - like lighting a candle, even to question the dark is light as I hope this poem is, to state the dark, as it were, is light. You are always very kind when responding to my poems, it gives me great inspiration and enthuses my spirit to soldier on. For this I do thank you so very much. Regards, Tony.

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  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello divot, A wonderful reply - the aperture in the lie where the truth peeps through. Thank you very much, most kind of you. Regards, Tony.

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  • Tony Grannell
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    Hello MHenry, I think it all stems from the many forms of hate, manifested in power, greed and fanaticism. As you say, not much room for us all if there're allowed to thrive. Thank you very much for your fine response. Regards, Tony.

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