The Fools

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The Fools

The moment of your work is unbelievable

When seen through their dogmatic eyes

For they can neither fathom the depth of your focus

Nor measure the strength of your faith

And determination

 

To them

You are impossible

 

Therefore

To them

You do not exist

Unless they need the impossible performed

In which case

They relent to your mastery

For reasons they have yet to appreciate

Let alone accept or declare

 

They are the blind leading the blind

Through the darkness of illusion

Hiding in vestments

And buildings under bell towers

Fashioned and constructed centuries ago

To house and protect their traditions

And face saving reasons

For being the fools they are

 

John Christopher

1986

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Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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