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In Victim

In Victim

In Victim



Each day I sit cloaked in a fear,
‘They’ steal the light from everywhere.
Inveterate greed crystal clear,
My soul seeks those who choose to care.

Unhinged by the profit plasma
I wonder, ‘Is it time to cry?’
Ruthless are ‘they’, a blood villa:
Pernicious minds built to deny.

Prodigious pluckiness come to!
Despite ‘their’ entrenched and vile way
Hope springs meaning for me, for you
And we must act without delay.

Fear not new day, I am not late
To true purpose, love, life or role.
“I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”*


* With my utmost respect to William Ernest Henley.


  • Kevyn McGregor / 15 January 2016 9:01

    A timely quote with all going on in the world around us economically, and with the challenge which hits many in the post Christmas season. A great reminder: I get to choose… my path, my perspective, help from my network of friends and family, my responsibility for what is most important to me.

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder, Dan. Grateful for the reminder.

    • Dan Pontefract / 15 January 2016 9:14

      Thanks for dropping by Kevyn. Indeed, we are masters of our own calling, our meaning … our purpose.

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