(June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

A Form Of Beauty

Pride. Lust. Envy.
Incompetence. Ignorance. Injustice.
Tyranny. Stupidity. Audacity.
Do these not exist?

Benevolence. Intelligence. Prudence.
Capability. Wisdom. Justice.
Humility. Chastity. Pity.
Are these not real?

You who read these words,
Contemplate on them -
Understand their position,
Their relationship
Each with the other!

World,
I too
Love your beauty -
I too
Have the right
To be selfish!


© M. Barrett – all rights reserved.

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