Watched ContinuouslysatellitesWatched Continuously2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Le mensongeLe mensonge18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
La confiance est le plus fragile des verres,
Un petit acte vil, un mot suffit parfois
Pour la voir, en un instant, voler en éclats,
Pour la voir s'en aller, à jamais, dans les airs.
Vanité, cruauté, lâcheté ne sont rien
Qu'une goutte d'eau que le soleil effaça,
Car tu pourras aller vers ceux que tu blessas,
Et, baissant le front, quérir le pardon des tiens.
Mais le perfide ne sera point pardonné,
Et le traître sera, à jamais, le damné,
Car l'excuse est nulle à qui perdit son honneur.
Lors, soit franc et entier, ami, quoi qu'il t'en coûte,
Que nul n'ait, à ton égard, le plus frêle doute;
Mieux vaut un monstre franc qu'un séraphin menteur.
Poem - Straw ManStraw ManPoem - Straw Man2 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Poem for Day 283 – 20151011
Present at your little argument
with invitation by the Devil's Advocate,
An unwanted visitor by your measure,
beware he'll state the other case.
Here comes the straw man, friend to only me.
Don't be confused if I voice his concerns,
he'd have a brain to speak for himself
if it weren't full of the cherries ripe picked.
There is a gift he'll share with you,
the ability to simplify the complicated.
It is a shame that his clear constructions
are shams that damn your argument.
With his plain speech he understands
the facts much better than you can.
It is a pity there is no basis
of what he say in veracity.
Light weight creation is the key
to the Straw Man's methodology.
Too heavy and he might represent
actual truth difficult to repute.
Don't blow to hard on my friend,
he'll fold over like a blade in the wind.
This is the point you'll see!
The straw man is just a friend to me.
A frightful face he'll wear for show,
representing the worst for all to
The Line of JusticeThe line dividing right and wrongThe Line of Justice30 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
twists and turns far and long.
Running 'cross the movie screen
making savoirs heroes and killers fiends.
Parading down the courthouse aisle
piercing holes through guilty denial.
When politicians clash their views
it becomes unclear which side to choose.
This line so defined (but sometimes not)
is often redrawn by the will of the lot.
The line is drawn to be erased,
our judgements made to be replaced.