November 4, 2013

The Opposite of Virtue. ~ Yahia Lababidi {Poem}

One might say, a vice is a vise

never mind if metal or moral,

it’s basically the same device


with cunning moveable jaws

designed to fix us in place

and cheat us of a chance at grace


Impervious to all advice, habit

hotly whispers false reassurance

while tightening its iron grip


It takes no effort to slip into vice,

but virtue is trickier to stick to

like the back of a bucking bronco.


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Ed: Dana Gornall

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