Monday, March 21, 2005


flaunt your riches of the shallow
show upon yourself your pride
but beware of that someone
who shall come and take your life
your riches are temporal
your pride is also brittle
watch your step in the shallow end
someday your feet shall break
the mass of life shall swallow you up
your pious statue standing high above the heavens
it shall crumble to dust as the hand comes down
crushing all your goals and treasures on earth
that you flaunt to the whole world
and finally then shall you feel the brokeness
the brokeness that all of the lower class feels
then and only then, human you shall become

© 2003, 2005 thomas bates

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