The Adjustment

a poem by John Starks, USA

Through crafted reason, I dared put to shame
Their arguments which proved, alas, askew,
Which, skewing truth, did, falsifying, blame
E'en those "pariahs", who nigh shared their view.
Ah, they relented not though their defense
Was specious, given scrutiny, at best,
And unrelated to sound moral sense
Which should gainsay without the boon of zest.
Hence I, but to establish aught of trust,
Abandoned that which threathened their delight,
And let my deft polemics gather dust,
Who'd gain the peace despite my will to fight.
I let it be, as love seemed wiser, yet,
Who could gain naught should they be forced to fret.

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