Purple People

I have yet to meet a good
Person. The closest I’ve come
Is someone who acts beneficially
Towards others more often than not–
Sharing lunch with the homeless,
Giving wise counsel to the distraught,
Playing pinnacle or bridge with the elderly,
Reading to children. Those sorts of things.

But even then there are some incidents
Of deceit. Deeds are done in order to cement
Superiority; the betters assist the lesser.
Such is the way in a world where
“Trickle-down economics” is an acceptable theory.
Intention is just as importance as results.
Intention is the difference between
Sincerity and obligation. 

A dishonest deed covered under a million layers
Of holiness continues to breathe. Suffocation
Does not occur. No one is red or blue;
We are all different shades of purple.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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