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The Marketplace

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The Marketplace

 
		
		Every shot of grief and pain 
		commences the grand experiment 
		once again, 
		delineating material differences  
		in the various types of neglect,
		the techniques and attitudes 
		that too often lead to violence,
		and the denial of blame.
		
		Sadly, it always comes to naught:
		bought players
		mouthing contrived words, 
		obeying contrary voices,
		concluding with self-serving decisions
		determined in advance by
		those who buy weak souls
		in the marketplace of cowardice. 

		
		
		




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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 6:06:00 PM
    Absolutely brilliant and in today's stark reality. You made the hair stand on end especially with these lines, "concluding with self-serving decisions determined in advance by those who buy weak souls in the marketplace of cowardice" Shuddering thoughts ...

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 5/20/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Karen. I hesitated to post it. Jack