“ One Word ” ~ a picture ~

One word

Facilely said

Offhand,

Be a picture

Amid a thousand,

That describes

Of pain’s stead

What therein lies,

Though want tell

Of their chagrin,

They’ll hold inside!

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“ Pain ” ~ of a moral vane ~

There is such pain

Of moral vane,

Tho you may try

Hence to explain,

Seem never able,

And so you live

A kind of otiose

With others close,

The while most

Walk away

On feet of clay,

Unless the injure

Should impair

Their being,

Or indifference,

Elicits then concern

Beyond the inane,

For their crusade

Of narcissistic egoism,

When too they’ll pain

But of immoral vane!