Encompassing

Encompassing

Concerning vanity
We are most staunch:
The satellites that tell us where are
We didn’t launch

Those past discoveries
We take in stride:
Ignoring or belittling what won’t
Support our pride

Encompassing the whole
With our conceit –
And upon our great moral virtue
Daily bleat

Survival gifts, won hard,
Then handed down,
That we just take for granted as
What’s due for our renown

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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