Wealth, lifestyle and status have little to do with the value of a human being. As a soul searching, we so often place these aspects of life ahead of all else, yet what matters, in the end, is how we conduct our
lives. Kindness, compassion and empathy important aspects of a valued human being, can never be replaced with any physical attribute of attainment.
Sometimes those who find themselves in positions of power or financial affluence become complacent about others of a lesser ilk. They, in their delusions of grandeur, may become elicit in their thoughts and actions, demeaning themselves and others in their blinded state. The following is a poem on this very subject.
Her face agreed, leaving by decree,
and behind her, contention
she just didn’t need,
and he so terse with bloated and pouted lips,
nose up, indignant, stripped of all dignity,
cared less his parting address,
as she left in a gallop,
humiliation her gift of service.
Trussed up in a pinstripe suit with cravat,
wearing baby skin like silk,
not a day’s work in his pleasured life
yet arrogance as if he’d tried;
she, in service since birth,
headstrong and young, yet alert
to all his sexist and demeaning wit,
but he was much more than a hypocrite.
Favours demanded from staff and kin,
deeds of lascivious treats
to maintain employ and family keep,
as this lecherous thief exuded
such sickening relief
for all his impetuous indiscreet plays,
that seared the souls of every
maid and Kitchener of the day.
One dark and grumbling night in June,
the Lord found choked on a piece of pork,
his bulging eyes and pained expression
brought peace to the entire staff,
and no-one saw nor heard his pleas
sitting amid a silver sea of cutlery,
his fork still in his swollen hand,
the end to a grandiose life of indulgence.
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