A Close Shave

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A Close Shave

Post by audiofool » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:24 pm

Sophocles or Damocles
in winter's womb, on summer breeze
in perfect health or dread disease
triumph born of timeless tragedies

they lived, they loved
and lost themselves
to a mutual distraction
but in the end
they found the truth
at least the greater fraction

giving their all
to a greater cause
to right a wrong at last
for their efforts
their work and toil
into the briny blue were cast

the tale lives on
revised and retold
a million different actors
heroes, villains
thieves and saints
have all one benefactor

from cradle to yawning grave
a sacrifice that serves to save
the darkest cloud, a foaming wave
a dull blade gives the closest shave.

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