Purpose No Secret (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 14 Sep 2019 in Art, Poems

Oil painting of watery scene and wagon




Purpose No Secret


One side having conceded to the other

Purpose no secret

Unilateral repudiation

Circumstance of high emotion


They would not presume

Being what they are

They know what words are expected


Pressure system measured


Through years of hating



Blatant breach of rules

Others take

Otherwise let them go

A secret script for social misfits

Later proven not so


Measure by results

Not by-products

Inability to trust

Leads to calculation

Speaking condemningly of same


On the contrary

Others like bullies’


For the gullible again





Purpose No Secret

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