AT THE FOOLS FAIR
A man I found lost in battle
Sowed with weakness, bearded and brittle
How sober, how fallen
How greatly bitter to times weapon
Wont you tell me what rotten sins
Have flushed your life and flattend your grins?
"Drenchd in wealth,
I lived the poets mute and fancy theme
The king of the forest, Ah! The Wit at a fools fair
Pleased with the many garland of flowers that adornd my neck
And the false friends that were buried beneath my crest
I was pronounced the dreamer of my fair land
And though glory, shine and wealth are still mine for the keeping
When old age so painfully sought my famished soul
The fools that fed my tramperd ego
Have sought newer fields for their seeds to sow
Now, Words exquisitely thought and politely pennd
Cannot pride of my genius, misguided and stranded
But grace the periods of my poetic fall
Into solitude as true foes lurk beneath it all
To cripple my polishd hands where once these thorns perchd
As I fell into the spring from whence I forthright sprung
Lost, as my body tamed my mind, As my thoughts enslaved my will
As the one turned against the other, sober and fallen
Bearded and brittle, Indeed I am the lost man
Thus into this world was I born,
Buried safely amidst wholesome thorns
Sowed for solitude to scorn"
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