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    Neither turn a deaf ear
    to the ravings of bigots,
    nor let indifference
    mute your voice.

    For many
    have slept
    with shuttered curtains,
    only to be awakened
    by hard men
    standing at the gates.

    But the wise
    must, some days,
    suffer the labor of fools,
    and like a shepherd
    with a wayward brood,
    keep watch for
    predatory shadows.

    So we,
    since blessed
    with the wisdom of foresight,
    must, hasten to sober,
    those intoxicated
    by vengeful enticements.

    For,
    If amidst a noble struggle,
    we find ourselves
    delivered into carnivorous jaws,
    then, we can do no more,
    than to submit
    to our vanished season.

    But if we
    slip the noose about us,
    then dare the devil,
    kick the stools,
    we will no doubt,
    come to suffer
    a suicide of fools.

  • #2
    Wise counsel, memorably conveyed

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    • #3
      Well written cautionary tale. We listen carefully, nod in agreement, then gradually succumb to muted indifference. Thanks for sharing, Dwayne. I enjoyed this.

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      • #4
        NAiLEd it! lol

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone, for the kind words, and encouragement!

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          • #6
            I had missed this earlier Dwayne but I'm on the same page as you on this one. Love it! Great job!!

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            • #7
              Superbly written.

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