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Essorant
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25 posted 07-11-2004 07:43 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Folk more and more seem to lack the craft to treat things in ceremony, earnest, and stricture.  They think everything should be "fun".  Even criticizing the president.  
But I think the laughter and ridicule go too far.  If one will say something critically, (s)he should say it critically and directly and that shall ever have more aid and virtue than making game of what is earnest.  
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26 posted 07-11-2004 08:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

from Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare
Act 1 scene 1

  Abram:    Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Sampson:    I do bite my thumb, sir.

  Abram:    Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?

Sampson:    No sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, but I bite my thumb, sir.

Gregory:    Do you quarrel, sir?

  Abram:    Quarrel, sir? No sir.

Sampson:    But if you do sir, I am for you, I serve as a good man for you.

  Abram:    No better.


*  *  *

"no better"

The language is lovely, and graceful the pen, but it was understood as an insult, even then.


Sadly the end result is that they still fight.

Language changes with time, but the humanity does not.

sigh.

Have a daisy, with my apologies.

Fighting for peace is a lesson in futility.

(But I will still wish it for you Ess. )


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"Fighting for peace is a lesson in futility."

[edit]


I don't now if that is always true.  But I can't think about these things anymore.  They make my stomach too sick of men and the world.  


[This message has been edited by Essorant (07-12-2004 01:50 AM).]

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