Friday, October 7, 2016

A Thankless Child

It is better to live among wolves than with a thankless child!
There is no peace in a tempest—
Such a child will pluck out your eyes, and darkness and devils follow their shadows.
For their words are sharper than a wolf’s tooth…

But the loving child, the thankful one, s/he must be alert too, to her siblings lest she ends up being a bird in a cage, for being the loving one!
Or worse, the last sound of the last trumpet.
And both names forevermore lost.
Such a thankless child, cracks heaven’s vaults.

((#1172 story) (#5355-poems)) 10-7-2016

Insights gathered from the play ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare