LOVE CLAMORS

Written by: Cyndi MacMillan

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. ;)