Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Conor O'Reilly writes

How to Be a True Blue

Where do we draw the line blue across the page,
to highlight all those fine ‘true’ characteristics?
Honour and dignity or a humble approach to time and the constraints
Imposed by the rigid barriers that maintain trust
In brothers, friends, employees and the weather,
Or just a sense of the difference between good, bad or god’s
Work and the devil’s dark hand tentatively dwindling
caressing the soft sandalwood grooves of the Knight’s mane
reading the certainty of the chess board: despite our intentions
and purposes one must always move in the appropriate fulcrum
of three up and one to the side tactically moving forward
with a sidestep to assess where the pawns will line up
and where’s best to tactically recline and wait for the moment
to ride once more, armour shining in the setting sunlight
and sword unsheathed and raised; ‘I will die for you’
shouted until the end when the final step is taken to the side:
True to the cause, true to the colour – more like the sun, yellow.

1 comment:

  1. Whew! This sentence is very Faulkerian in its tumble down the page, isn't it? But it is packed with important questions.


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