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  • The Least to Feast

    The first they use
    more than they need
    for they confuse
    their wants in greed

    They live it up
    at life's buffet
    as costs pileup
    let others pay

    Said a good man
    a good book states
    There is a plan
    for later dates

    To feast shall be
    life's great reward
    is the precis
    of his accord

    And who, oh so
    shall eat this feast?
    The first? Oh no!
    The last, not least

    The last then first
    shall live it up
    to quench the thirst
    that they've built up

    They've only to
    wait for the end
    to get their due
    when they'll ascend

    While this may sound
    like a good thing
    it still lets now
    be best for king

  • #2
    Your last stanza seems to imply that the deferral of redistributive justice to the sweet by-and-by actually enables the me-first types in the here-and-now. That is a fair point, but am I misunderstanding you?

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you for reading, grant! You did understand my implication. Though it may not have been written for that purpose, throughout history it appears to have been used to keep down those who are down with that promise of reward later. I suppose it could be considered better than some beliefs that promised more of the same in the afterlife by killing and burying servants so they can continue to serve their master in the beyond.
      Last edited by Muttado1sb; 06-05-2017, 05:29 PM.

  • #3
    It's great to see you posting again Muttado1sb!

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    • Muttado1sb
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      Thank you for reading, RLW!

  • #4
    Hello Muttado, What an intriguing and holding verse. Beautiful twists and turns in this one. Each stanza reads like a proverb and the poem as a whole, most entertaining, wisely so. Well done indeed. Regards, Tony.

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you for reading, Tony! I'm glad you found it entertaining.

  • #5
    I enjoyed this one, especially the sensibility towards injustice at the end.

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    • Muttado1sb
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      Thank you for reading, lg! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • #6
    Yes, last and certainly not least, Muttado is back in the Zone! Welcome back Muttado!

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    • Muttado1sb
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      Thank you for reading, Bobby!

  • #7
    Welcome back mutaddo!!!

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you for reading, AtL!

  • #8
    Ponderous. Eloquently ponderous.

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    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you for reading, DWAYNE! Sorry you found it ponderous (unless you are using ponderous in a different way than I understand it to mean), even if eloquently so.
      Last edited by Muttado1sb; 09-29-2017, 06:56 AM.
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