Free gifts

 

Free GiftsSociety confers status upon those

Who leave footprints

But it forgets the ones that whisper

Omitting to grant gifts to the quiet

In case the strident march

Is ignored or simply allowed to pass

So when you receive your inscribed pen

An embossed note-pad or signature robe

Sit up and clap and know

That you are in the club

We, the mute drones

Will sponsor you and lay tinder bones

As sleepers for your railway

For loud, exclusive progress

And wilt as the whistle of celebrations

Rounds the curve and vanishes

We losers will wait once again

For the late running train

We are patient because we know that virtue

Consigns value to a different order

One thought on “Free gifts

  1. Beautiful poetry. And true this Mike:
    “But it forgets the ones that whisper
    Omitting to grant gifts to the quiet”

    The way I think is if one thinks patience is a virtue and practices it then one is a winner already. He is a loser if he cannot practice this. What the world thinks is secondary or unimportant because the world is crazy.

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