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by Frank P Whyte
Monday, September 01, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Ambition without honor
Is reptilian;
Cold blood coursing
Soulless beings
Ever vigilant,
And venom,
A gift for those
Less wary.

We see you,
With the slow
Blink of an eye,
The profile
While the words
Tout nothing less
Than love of others,
With a feigned gentility
That conceals
A murderous spirit.

I hear your words,
As million dollar friends
Take up your cause.
You are endowed
With the components
Of greatness,
But what was that;
Just now
Within your countenance?
If I didn’t know better,
I would swear you insincere.

These are the days
Of images,
Words heard,
But the reflection
Into the cortex
Is burned.
We see you
In our every day
Without knowing you,
And we wonder
About the ambition
So evident,
If there is honor
Behind the words.


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Reviewed by Charlie 9/5/2008
What? Haven't you ever kissed a lizzard? It's the most sincere experience you'll ever have... Sincerely insane, that is...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 9/2/2008
I get the impression that you speak of political figures... but there are others too whom I could relate this to. :~)

Great imagery within this write.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 9/1/2008
Yes, i am feeling this in this election season, good writing.
Reviewed by Susan Smith 9/1/2008
What a perfect description of a "serpent" who preys on people of his/her own self-aggrandizement. It is so clever that the arrangement of the text looks so repitilian.

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