19 Mar 2017 – Sonnet

You honestly believe that man transmutes
from lead to gold, and that we’re on a path
that leads us ever upward? What a hoot!
Well, take a look around – and do the math:
No more than ten percent are always good,
no more than ten percent are always vile.
The rest? A fearing herd – it’s understood
the loudest, most insistent voice beguiles:
“We’re suckers! No one gets to ride for free!
I had to bust my ass and so should they!
Nobody ever shed a tear for me!
The only place for losers is the grave!”
And so the song goes; millions sing along
to prove your foolish notions are all wrong!