Tuesday, 19 June 2007

The Bard

The Bard

Sincere ,natural peasant-bard
profound confessor of all human emotion

Singing his way into a nations' hearts
with his courage, self-worth and fierce independence

an exposer of corrupt effete
humbug ,cant and church ceremonial

impious hands on the ark of the covenant
suffering unbaptised children 'goin to the deil'

tender indignant
good-natured serious

wise perceiver of capricious
voguish public favour

a persecuted prophet
both feared and revered

all the world loves you
now you're safely dead

Peter Burton

June 2007

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