Minion

By dwells

The truth was not their friend, and so they lied
And falsehood was the mantra in their ears
A symphony, until the day they died

The truth was never something they had tried
Their foolish days; an avalanche of years
A brotherhood: the scornful and the snide

Anxiety devoured them from inside
They worshipped pseudo-science of their peers
Their virtue was the pleasure they derived

In loneliness, they made a friend of pride
The biggest lies received the loudest cheers
Emotions conquered facts, which they denied

As dogma spread across the great divide
Their verbal dagger-music of the spears
How thinly veiled, the threats they then implied

Immortal in the wisdom they contrived
Their graves would never know the kiss of tears
A simple dirge to mark the day they died

As history adjudicates your side
The precious time we coddled all the fears
Was stolen in the name we now deride

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Copyright 2020 dwells
Published on Sunday, May 10, 2020.     Filed under: "Political" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

An elegy of sorts, cheers! - Dan
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, carlosjackal (2841)By person wrote:

    Excellent work, Dan! Sometimes we are all "minions" in one form or another and then there are those in power who are a Minionship all their own disguised like a cowardly sheep in wolfskin.

  • purr_verse On Monday, May 11, 2020, purr_verse (1056)By person wrote:

    Fuck me, this is one of the cleverest and best-executed rhyme schemes I've seen here. Take a bow. Outstanding.

  • dwells On Monday, May 11, 2020, dwells (4233)By person wrote:

    Just some terse tercets to pass the time, friends PV and Mo. I could write a separate poem for each verse (and probably already have). Cheers both! - Dan

  • molock On Sunday, May 10, 2020, molock (312)By person wrote:

    Your words are always so graceful but pack a powerful punch. They Never teach us about the real scientists but instead bury their work while promoting theatrical equations as reality . I feel at home reading your work dwells. Stay safe my brother from another mother. peace - m0

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