John Sensele

Gold Star - 40,705 Points (12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

The Prudence Of Principles - Poem by John Sensele

Upon principles human minds uphold
Spring wells of belief in the power
Redemption renders in the stronghold
Truth defends in every tower

Where consciences care
To sow seeds justice
Dispenses with flair
Despite the high price

Principles and their disciples exact
In circumstances so demanding
They jeopardize the pact
Dangled and spangled in a commanding

Voice which multiplies opportunity
Despite the temporary cost
Paid and made in the dignity
Peace extracts from the toast

Which principles plane from rough edges
Improving prospects in a project
Aimed at metamorphosing pledges
Into foundations of hope no folks dare to reject or suspect.

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Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2018


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