Maurice Harris

Rookie - 150 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Solemn Promise - Poem by Maurice Harris

A Father, relieved of his duty, by the appalling ignorance of men;
Due to obvious deceit, my rights were absconded, again and again!
All the ideals I had come to believe in and covet, as absolute,
Were ignored-I wonder, how can so many be so terribly dilute?

Forced to respond, in a manner not befitting an honorable man;
Yet, so as to not abandon her, I must do all that I am able, all that I can!
Where justice is denied, though it is your inalienable right,
You must take it-through all your actions and with all your might!

Soon, surely, you will be called to task;
Remove I shall, your shameful mask,
Exposing you and your deeds to all;
Inglorious indeed, shall be your fall!

Long since ago, I made a tacit, yet solemn promise-
My actions hence forth, assumed from this premise!

Maurice Harris,9 April 2010

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, January 6, 2012

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