Last Wage

Consider the theme found in these words
etched to the paper as if truth was conversed
instead the truth falls far from the tree
descriptions of life without a reprieve

perhaps the fools would declare their dismay
at one of their own putting words to a page
the wisest among them would surely agree
poems thus written damn those who read

a disservice to mankind unless they also angst
seeing more in the less of humanity’s waste
those moments when rapture is sadly misplaced
in sanity thought to rule over the race

still the message would seem to make sense
if the reader attempts to be convinced
of something beyond these lies put to page
knowing they’re sane is this poet’s last wage.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200405.
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Author's Note
The poem “Last Wage” was inspired by a meme’d question, “what is the theme of your story? What message are you trying to tell to the world? “
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