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Farewell to Sham

I asked an old ally to see me
Long before New Year day
Excuses follow all the way
A text endorsed that eve to be

Watch through or tarry night
Sacred ground lent the excuse
Cordiality turned into abuse
Daring me to start a fight

A leopard’s spots change not, they say
Mere visit packaged to court and test
Susan and Steve squared for a contest
Till reproof put inconstancy at bay

I rebuke all forms of unreliable spirit
Closed all doors to disappointment
Through penance for my atonement
When fickleness was served a writ

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Great title very strong. The rest could do with a little work, just to smooth and help the flow. I have done the first verse as an example of the way i would have dione it. Still good work. Regards Roscoe..

I asked an old ally to visit me,
long before new year's day.
Excuses followed all the way,
A text endorsed that eve to be.

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

I am experimenting on new forms to see if I can write something close to poetry, Best wishes.


A rekindled faith - Dancing in the Light

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