Friday, July 11, 2014

The Virtue of Excess - by Bob Atkinson

The Virtue of Excess
(c)2014 Bob Atkinson

so many times we see
a fellow's guarantee
of failure due to bonding
of pride with effort starting

to erode some confidence
in allowance for non-prudence
pushing hard at storming
what should have been a warning

backtrack toward beginnings
you see fault emerging briefly
in someone's purpose bent
toward failure of content

try to steer from error
your friend, co-worker, parent
yet they seem intent on pursuit
of a decline in virtue astute

you're seen in a bad light
your efforts, skill and might
fade into an unwanted box
nobody thinks you're tops

should you stop and think
how to hope makes you sink
and tears on reputation
sincerity seeks salvation

don't know how to evolve
this situation toward resolve
just watch as people move
toward conflict of attitude

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