The Well Dressed Passenger

I love the well dressed passenger who’s destination is close to home
Who uses all of his inheritance to give away his name
That man who builds his house trampled through with mud
And lets a thousand flowers bloom
Who cannot live with hired hands, clinging to the telephone
Folding weeds with buttons pulled, has lost the will to cry
In protest cuts himself off short then looks the other way
After winning every battle is still prepared to fight
Feeding on misfortune that will only pass him by
Who’s robes are ruined by the rain

I love the well dressed passenger who does toil smart
Spoiling enemies for fun
Who keeps his handful quiet, who never has to run
With socks that do not fit and hands never tied
With arms always folded that fall into his lap
Who’s eyes are an open book, covered by his latest look
Sight seeing through opportunities, he will not look at me
Pointing to his shadow when it’s time to stand alone
He dives into the lonely crowd
Floating in between things he sees will build him up

I love the well dressed passenger stopping traffic just to stretch his legs
Shuffling before sophistication while behind his back his place is filled
Who fiddles with his shoes and keeps his baggage out of sight
Who’s heart’s too hard to bring back having declared itself at war
Who pays the price for treason choking on the bitter pill
Who honours mother with his tongue and always asks for more
Who’s hunger does consume him
Coming to his senses past the point of no return
Who falls in love with indifference and turns his shoulder cold
To love itself just because he can
Who’s pride sweeps him off his feet when there is nowhere left to turn

I love the well dressed passenger who’s ticket is held up but who’s journey still remains
Who’s strength is spent complaining but who’s fears are all in vain

The Well Dressed Passenger

hudson

Kingston Heights, New Zealand

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I Hope people realize why the verses are purposefully so uneven and not rhyming properly? anyway has it a guess?

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