Benign Neglect

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Benign Neglect
by Michael Doyle

There is a benign neglect
Behind "with all due respect"
That cannot be missed
Even when sealed by a Judas kiss

Passions passed down by generation
Skills kept in veneration
The wrong path with correct conclusion
Still feels like it is mass confusion

Half-remembered, glanced at faces
Caught in slight by life's traces
Holds the strength of guarantees
In knowing the ways of life's uncertainties

This guilt of shame leads to crying
To think of things that feel like dying
Yet, we push on forward to go on
Battling to the end of humanity gone

(c) October 25, 2021 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved
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