Qui Pro Virtutes Sequitur

Qui Pro Virtutes Sequitur

Flying on the immense thermals of hate,
And gliding the updrafts of adverse fate,
The ancient dragon hunts the virtues,
Seeking to destroy it pursues,
Them in the recesses of humanity’s soul,
Where they exist still healthy and whole.

The beast pollutes the earth and times,
With fear, greed and uncertain crimes,
And the hatred produced feeds his power,
For he knows he has but this hour,
In our time though it seems, an eternity,
Goading his minions to show no mercy, nor pity.

Great is the sorrow and strife,
And, greater tales of grit are rife,
Of fear that’s into love transmuted,
And, humanities struggles are reputed,
To cause angels to beam in pride,
For our virtues, that bridge the great divide

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Author: Charlie Bottle

Charlie Bottle's passion is poetry. He has lived on three continents, speaks five languages and loves different cultures, people, music and food. He believes that "Poetry uses the economy of words to express the essence of our humanity." It is this magical use of brevity to express the profound that drew him to poetry. While his professional and personal life has pulled him in different directions, He continues in his discipleship of the craft and writes whenever the muse moves him. While English is his second language it is the language in which he lives, breathes, thinks and writes poetry.