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Being Right

16 Oct

Henry Gibson

A poem

If you follow the political scene even casually, you’ll note that each side is convinced their views will bring prosperity while the other side’s ideas are sure to bring ruin. That got us to thinking – what if you were right all the time? What if you were right, even when you desperately wished you were wrong? We mused on this for a while, and then we got into a poetic frame of mind.

Being Right
As blind Teresias must surely know,
There is no joy in always being right.
The hapless king has taken father’s life
And slept in his own mother’s marriage bed
Longing for the luxury of error,
No consolation comes from bitter truths.

-Harry Calnan

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