29 March 2010

Platonic Glory

Impassioned
accusations come
short-breathed though
clinically reasoned;
where does worthy
praise arise?

If self-esteem fails
idiosyncratic trade
of give-and-take
homilies saves lives.
But not uneasily
disguised as praise!

Addendums of
oddly loquacious
circumlocution say,
‘Hey, look at me! See
my worthiness – and oh,
take a bow yourself...’

It is an unavoidably
obvious consideration –
but do you see disparity
between what I say and
what I might really
mean?

Moot point I guess,
it eases self-serving
pursuit of iconic dreams
where platonic glory
and adulation savour
much less...
© 22 February 2010, I. D. Carswell