there are no lions of convenience

I don’t know why the pain of this world must be so
think of all that have suffered throughout all history

you are kindred of billions of bound souls
consigned to space and time

throughout,
all have sought their way
all have fought their way
all have lost their way

yet all goes on

the lions have won the field
and now the pastures are docile with abundance
and the danger transformed within

no longer are they needed to protect but are
now vilified for their strength
they have been displaced
replaced by those who’ve spurred them on
to do their bidding and now that day is won,
they are of no use

no greater sadness and no greater loss
is there than that of purpose

the age of honor has no place in convenience

Written by Scott Schoffstall
© March 31, 2012
all rights reserved
Poetic Sojourn

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