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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Innocence And The Innocent


As Innocence lays his guilt on you,
The ignorance in his life shines through.
Raised high upon his ego's pedestal,
He barks his words with thought so skeletal.

Do this!
Do that!
Do it now!
Do it yesterday!
Results, results, results!
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!
Missed!
Your fault!

My fault?

Not yours, who shows no inspiration.
Not yours, whose skills have limitations.
Not yours, who tramples souls to dust.
Not yours, whose words breed distrust.

Do this!
Do that!
Do it this way!
Do it that way!
Do it my way!
Top gun, top dog, number one!
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!
Missed!
You all failed!

We failed?

Not you, who commands without control.
Not you, whose words embitter souls.
Not you, who cannot see the light.
Not you, because you're always right

As Innocence shines his guilt on you,
Strength and truth will see you through.
The path he walks he treads alone.
Leading only to his craven throne.
Each and every curse he screams,
Fall on deafened ears or so it seems.
The worthless turn their backs on him,
The light of the innocent is not so dim.

© Fergus Martin
May 2013