Maurice Harris

Rookie - 112 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

All The Demons And Ghosts


You have stolen my 'todays', yet you shan't steal my tomorrow-
Thought upon your deceitful ruse surely hastens sorrow!
Nary shall there be, for you, a proper penance,
Somehow though, you must come to truth's acceptance!

The only way to take leave of your deceit-
Is to allow for my truth to defeat,
All the Demons and Ghosts
Responsible for your shame, the most!

For if but only, our children's posterity
You owe, at the least, your honesty!
Without such, your downfall you have surely brought,
As is, to tell the truth, is what you ought!

They say: 'the truth shall set you free'-at least you, it shall keep-
Otherwise choice made, causes my heart's weep!

3 August 2008

Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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