ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Saving Face. - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg


i die honourably.
committing hara kiri
erases my disgrace.

only a coward
evades responsibility
for his past actions.

honour demands
I must voluntarily
draw my blade across.

cut from left to right
die slowly in agony
suffer stoically.

.until a good friend
strikes off my head: sets me free
from my misery.

seldom seen today.
but in the past the only way
to correct mistakes.

to die honourably
committing hara kiri.
erases all disgrace

Comments about Saving Face. by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/27/2009 2:45:00 PM)

    Bravo! Ivor, well penned piece, great talent, keep it up! 10++++ HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 27, 2009

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