Moral Solace (A collab with Connie)

by A lonely soul   Jan 27, 2012


Wise is the man
who gives from the heart
heeding not recognition
or the glory of his peers.
Reveling only in the joy
of moral solace.

Unwise is the man
who takes all, gives to none
bigoted and mercenary
ostentious of his prowess
for his deeds of plunder
are memoirs kept by none

Annotation: My first collab ever, as a challenge from Connie (Cinnamon spice, my dearest young friend on this site). She gave me a challenge to complete her thoughts, and I gave it a try(2nd stanza), but forgot to publish it until now. Please leave all comments on hers, I can do without, as it is really her original work 8-18-11. Here is her link:
http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/life/poems.php?id=1172421

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  • 5 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Excellent Write!!!

  • 5 years ago

    by Ronel McCarthy

    Wisdom well explained . Great collab

  • 5 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    Wow this is amazing,,,great job I loved it 5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by L

    I like seeing both parts because it shows the difference between the wise and the unwise and it makes the message even clearer. When I first read the second stanza, I sort of knew that it was from lonely soul. It has his style but I wasn't sure until I finished reading the annotation. well done the flow of is amazing.

  • 5 years ago

    by Lioness

    I love how there are two sides to this poem. One description of a person who has good morals and who is wise. The other who is unswise and does things more for recongnition than for being what is in their heart and the right thing to do.

    Two stanzas but each is powerful.

    Reveling only in the joy
    of moral solace.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I love this - it makes me think of a person being humble!

    What a lovely collab!

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