Category: /General/Finish him off
Gang of detractors declare
You could have saved your skin
By actively participating in the game
It’s confounding to us
You chose instead to be an old school muckraker
Not putting blind faith in everything we said
Going against the grain
The societal mores thrown out the window
Under the cloak of uniqueness
And independent thought.
You could have enjoyed a long prosperous career
All the fringe benefits
And the pretty yet empty trimmings
But you had to believe in the underdog
Championing the voiceless
And dared to point out our liabilities
While crucifying yourself at the alter
Too open about your fallibilities
The free will of humanity.
Insanity of the highest order
At throwing your life away
For your ideals
The maddening zeal
To fight when everyone else surrenders
At our beckon call
Yet when we expect you to check into
The nearest asylum
Or drown under the weight
Of a hailstorm of criticism
You confess that you’ll be back
To spar until your last breath
Don’t know whether to shake my head
At such foolishness
Or bow my head in admiration.
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