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Frailty of Power and Strength of being Modest

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Frailty of Power and Strength of being Modest

Frailty of Power and Strength of being Modest

Whoever is doing business
  Eye for detail must have
One could be doing dizziness
  Should one misbehave.


Our errant Town Councillor
  With all majesty endowed
Needs a Social Counsellor
  To secure honour bestowed.


Not least unruly Preacher
  Who, from sin must reform,
Would he not want a Teacher
  For nurture to conform!


Also the mystified Minister....
  Who is here just by chance
Orientation to administer
  And stir him from his trance!


Why can’t us from student
  Modest, we lower or spurn,
Yet, humble and prudent,
   Big self, one or two learn?


Demetrios’ *cry for wisdom
  Yearning not for power.....
Wealth and the Kingdom,
  Will reward this Follower!


Humble and loyal as a Dog
   Dog, a Man’s best Friend;
You may flog it with a log
  It won’t stop or relent!


When Solomon prayed
   Wealth poured forth.
Anania an’ Saphira strayed
  They begot their worth!


From the mouths of babies
  Salvation forth will pour-
He cursed wayward sages
  Who, Humility did deplore.


I learn it all from nature; +
  A bird at flight my Tutor
Bird song gives me stature
  To serenade my Suitor!


Open vista of the waves +
  With briny water creases
Idle mind mine it raves
  Praise of He it releases.


Love of mother leopard
  To its nimble litter....
Mine, would I not Shepherd
  To bow to the Creator?

•	With humble reference to Demetrios, the Epigram Icon’s Poem: SEDUCED BY.
+              Inspired by Mark Peterson’s Poem: NO WORDS


30th Oct’ 2013

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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Really cool piece, JM. You write brilliantly, my friend! :)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 8:01:00 AM
    one of my best poets,,you have a lot inside you Joseph.let it pour out.You are humble too hey,very few people honour others like you do.

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/31/2013 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm humbled by this reward. Thanks a million times-you have made my day. Friend, JM
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Joseph: You honor me more than I can bear. Your lovely mind asserts such verbal vigor and verdure; it never fails to enervate. More! Mark

    Matose Avatar Joseph Matose
    Date: 10/31/2013 8:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Mark. I learn my lessons in the School of life and you're the Tutor. Friend, JM