Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

Gold Star - 72,297 Points (1960 / A Collection of Select Literary Works)

The Stallion's Parable... - Poem by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

The Stallion's Parable...

In observing th' capriole... of a spirited stallion,
did I...

One Sunday afternoon, 'pon th' grounds of a manege,
sat 'an mused...

That if an animal could negotiate such complexities,
why, then...

Can't we, as intelligent life employ our Good-Sense
of Reason...

And, of Logic in addressing our own complexities, as-
one people...

People, sharing th' same earth and seed, sewing lives,
and destinies...

By behaving with no less class than th' spirited horse
I observed...

Oone Sunday, upon the grounds of a manege, negotiating
A capriole...

With an air of Logic 'n Reason, despite the complexities
it dealt with all by itself.

©Frank J. Ryan, Jr./FjR
2014-All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: challenges

Comments about The Stallion's Parable... by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

  • Brian Mayo Brian Mayo (12/22/2015 10:45:00 AM)

    If only it were that simple. We do what you ask, for the most part, but 'as one people' is a tall order. I notice you only mention one horse... probably because he bites when forced to share the arena.
    Your poem, likewise, nips at the heels of mankind, and for that reason I rather like it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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