Jonathan ROBIN

Freshman - 746 Points (22 September / London)

They Also Serve After John Milton On His Blindness - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

'They also serve, who only stand and wait'
survivor said, regretting others' fate.

'They also serve who wait without the gate'
time-server said, observing patron's gait.

'What service, light denied, anticipate? '
'Light - despite paradoxical life's plate! '

They're served, who only put on weight, expand,
whose judgement lies, so heavy on the land.

They swerve from justice, who, with heavy hand,
pervert the law, - for which they should be damned.

They wait, who only seem to serve and stand,
beware! a revolution is at hand.

To stand and wait in life to some seems nice
to taste of time, like salad, lacking spice!

(28 March 1981 revised 7 August 2007)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, February 17, 2012


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