The Sadducees

The Sadducees

Groups of people mingle sit and talk
Relative to and only in this moment
Each their own and given to their own thought
Greeting each other where they frequent
Openness or guarded their talk remains
Remembered or forgotten the trivial and deep
Yesterdays’ baiting tomorrows’ attack and gains
Jumping to conclusions the upper hand to keep
Offer me your name your view your lie
How would I know if any said is true
Nothing said more than to-days’ un-needed alibi
Occasions fresh bait and introductions new
‘twas only saying to see what you would say too
False presentations the unknown truth from who
Lately I have gained acquaintances that don’t fit my shoe
Alas I bite at all the trap thrown from you
Have you ever felt that others will test your word
Every day they proclaim all bigotry and selective their hate
Reasons are their own to never care what is heard
Testing you their aim to later leave nothing to fate
You say you hate them and do to test if I am worthy too.

8.36pm Australian EST 15th March 2011
Copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

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I seem to pickup others strange friends while drinking coffee in the High Street of Maryborough, Victoria. Australia.
One bloke, I will not name, has a thing that I am interested in his hates and bigotries.. One day it is the Muslims and all Arabs, the next it is the Catholics. He claims he is a Fundalmentailst Dawinian, aithiest, but his manner and actions make me think all he is doing, besides making an arsehole of himself, is to test everyone else. He seems more interested in those, like me, that put him in his place and critise his racism and bigotry…
I don’t believe a word he says, but he can be sure that I do not like his bigotry, racism, and stupidity.


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  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 3 years ago

    Interesting write!! There are those that love to hate…a sad commentary
    on humanity!! xo

  • Thanks Sally. I sometimes think Humans are not all they make themselves out to be ! xoxoxox

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • montdragon
    montdragonover 3 years ago

    Sadducee Pharisee oh the hypocrisy, mediocrity wells up in hatreds well of racists inhumanity slams the mouth of haters bigotry, peel away the skin the kindred kin of Homo sapient just a skeleton fleshless bones…sigh, I never could or can wrap my mind around bigotry or racisms…eventually the bigot dies but not the bigotry…the human condition is a condition…applause applause Boy-O.

  • :-) Thanks Monti. Flattered !! I love reading your comments. Such wonderful prose in so few lines !! Applause, applause !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    another great write

  • Thanks Boo, appreciated !!

    – Gregory John O'Flaherty

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