a season of mercy

you must leave yourself
in a season of mercy
you must not give in
to the press and wave

of the current wind
and the controversy
with a right to know
and a wrong to save

we must leave ourselves
for the mercy season
we must stretch it long
into some new light

where the colors blaze
with a kindly reason
in an autumn song
far away

from blight

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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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