Concrete Stubbornness

An impenetrable brick wall
Undisturbed by reason
Pride before the fall
Drowning in the dry season

Continuously clinging
To archaic beliefs
Can’t shield the stinging
From longstanding beefs

Oblivious to facts
That could improve his position
Blinded by cataracts
He lives a life of omission

Solitary and defiant
And unwilling to change
Could be a giant
But unrepentantly strange

Watches the world
Safe within his castle
Evolution unfurled
But viewed as a hassle

A proprietor of nothing
But his gutless self
Surrounded by nothing
But threats to his mental health

Sad behind the smile
Peeved beyond words
Thinking all the while
They’re all just stupid turds

Unwilling to state
What needs to be said
Is it too late
To get out of his head?

Or is he glued to the notion
Of permanent fear?
There is no magic potion
For reviving his career

And so time stands still
For the eternally scared
He never got his fill
If only he dared

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
12:40 p.m.

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Published in: on June 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I bet you’re talking about your dad, huh? I like it!

    • Interesting interpretation but no, it’s not about him. Appreciate the compliment.


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