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Judge and Jury

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Judge and Jury

Should I disregard
what other people think or,
balanced on the brink, maintain
a thin-veneered façade?
Where shall I store,
how shall I keep,
the poetry I must write
but cannot show--
that which smolders deep
and threatens to erupt?
Must I lock it all
securely in a box,
store it high upon a shelf
where none are wont to go?
Would it be likely to corrupt
the innocently unaware?
Should I, at least,
pretend to care?
Might not I plunge into the mob,
joining others of this ilk...
should it be my job
to preach, now the day
has finally been reached --
to walk alone in open air,
free from fear of full disclosure?
Would my revelations stir
those who taunt, who hate?
Might not their spate of hurtful words,
and worse, prompt my avoidance of 
the fate they threaten,
encourage my reluctance to unmask?
And may I be moved, instead,
in surly tones, to ask
who made them my judge and jury?

Copyright © Leo Larry Amadore

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:27:00 AM
    What is expressed that is up to date my lovely friend. What is expressed that can be judged and unexpressed things can't be. Though, few senses are very difficult to bind with words but with average intelligence of the judge and jury they can smell to the better extent what is intended to. Beautiful expression of inner thought beautifully done. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Poetry is like anthrax; it cannot be stored. It will erupt. The sooner you let the world judge the better! Important message in this one poem!

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:09:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poem. I don't have an answer for you but It made me think about poetry and what we publish. Thanks. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:09:00 PM