Let Us Insist Upon Elite Ideals


Let Us Insist Upon Elite Ideals

By rote they continually hail progress

Yet progress pales compared to elevation

Choruses repeat the trope of dignity

Yet dignity is but a footstool for sanctity

Like automatons they call for peace

Yet peace is merely preface to loving-kindness

Slogans bellow on behalf of human rights

Yet omit all mention of human responsibilities

These are the conventional idols of our era

Yet higher ideals transcend mediocrity’s anthems

© – Brandon Marlon 2013

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