Crsytal Clear

For Poetry Breakfast, Sept 2017: Six-word prompt (crystal, vagabonds, protest, fewer, part, original)


The unexamined life is not worth living

Exploring my exceptionally examined life,
one thing is crystal clear.
That I give merit and revere
the words of an ancient Greek seer.
The end results please,
though the penalty costs me dear.
Speaking a personal truth
can lead to protest, disagreement and fear.
The loneliness of original thought
can threaten and commandeer.
I’ve traveled a solitary road
and charted that course throughout my career,
befriending free thinking vagabonds,
creating a vibrant atmosphere.
Though having fewer friends
or frightened folks who sneer and leer,
the best part is the payoff of discourse
the superiority of Shakespeare.


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