Word Impression Poem 5: Benedicence

Written by: William Masonis

The art is fading,
Like the civility it shows.
Hard now to find those
Who understand the shading
One needs to give to common speech,
To convey benedicence
Through common sense,
And with all the forms of courtesy teach
A repartee' that clashes not like jagged, tumbling stones;
Reclaiming dignity over our tea and scones.