Treasure Island

Mustafa Marconi

(23 Nov.,1961 / New York, New York)

A Lack Of Moral Options


Careful how you greet me
Speak softly while I smile
No need to try to read me
Or berate me like a child
A lack of moral options
Will skew the wrong from right
Resigned to simply leaving
Until you see the light
No type of compensation
No dreams of recognition
Can sway my deep commitment
To be true to my position
You cannot buy my loyalty
You cannot buy my love
You cannot buy my dignity
Nor can you buy my trust
Walk gently as you approach me
Do not misread my smile
No need to compliment me
Just like you would a child
A lack of moral fiber
Will skew the wrong from right
Attempts to overwhelm me
Are futile and void of sight
You cannot buy my manhood
You cannot buy my light
No earthly compensation
Can change what’s wrong to right
A lack of proper options
Can twist a man’s beliefs
But you cannot buy my manhood
And you cannot compromise my integrity

Submitted: Friday, June 25, 2010

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