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Ode To Victor Hugo (19) - The Miserable Amusing Modest Bishop

Ode To Victor Hugo (19) - The Miserable Amusing Modest Bishop

By: Freeyad Ibrahim

Modest men are great men, great men are modest.
Modest men are amusing. Amusing men are great
That is why they do not feel great, even if so much attention paid
Unlike, those who like a parched land that urgently need water,
he needed to give water instead
So simply he called his maid ‘my daughter'
So was the bishop of Digne, Father myriel, with a repute widespread
He was friendly, light-hearted even with his maid
who used to call him ‘your greatness.'An unwanted 'highness'
Nevertheless…he said nodding to hint it was well-said
He was not pleased to be so called, yet not confused, nor refused,
but gently amused the maid who turned red
That is why...he was high in mind..no one could deny
On one occasion he rose from his armchair to fetch a book
from the top shelf with a soft sigh
Being short in stature he could not reach it that is why
He turned to her and fatherly said with a sweet smile to comply:
‘Madam, will you be so good as to fetch me a chair
My greatness does not extend so high.'

Freyad Hugo
Heerenveen
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