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LOVE CLAMORS, A DIRGE FOR CIVILITY

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LOVE CLAMORS, A DIRGE FOR CIVILITY

Love clamors, rails, in scoreless threnodies,
resounds with long laments for graciousness
then prays by each dirge for civility.

Defy disrespect, each act of bigotry,  
for odium gags, then violates unless
love clamors, rails, in scoreless threnodies.

Mankind must extend affability
as honor battles all war cries of bruteness 
then prays by each dirge for civility. 

Keen for the deadened of society
then wail requiems for each butchered kindness...
Love clamors, rails, in scoreless threnodies.

We can resurrect common courtesy   
because hope lends hymns its dearness    
then prays by each dirge for civility. 

Care brays as it hears its own elegy 
and strident is the swan song of selflessness, 
Love clamors, rails, in scoreless threnodies
then prays by each dirge for civility.


*A response to Craig Cornish's In silence I stood ... and in defense of idealism. ;)

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Not many can make me grab the dictionary, but threnodies did (a poem or song of mourning or lamentation) Wow, you go girl!! But, to get back to this VERY poignant write--though I love them all, there is something about the 5th tercet with "because hope lends hymns its dearness"---one could write a book or movie about that thought. Perfectly ruminative.

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Well done Cyndi, a good message. Rick