If Subtlety was Worth its Weight in Gold (An Unsubtle Sonnet)

Subtlety… that great finesse,
the art of understatement,
where less is more,
and compassion is sensed but not felt.

photo by Randy Mazie

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If Subtlety was Worth its Weight in Gold

If subtlety was worth its weight in gold,
A pauper I admit that I would be.
Some people even say that they are owed
a debt because I’ve lacked humility.

I tried my best to mask what’s in my heart,
And use good judgment to express the truth,
But words that left my lips would tend to smart,
And worse yet were the ones that were uncouth.

So I enrolled in courses meant to teach
A discipline for my chaotic mind,
That I might practice rather than to preach,
E’er not to speak a word that is unkind.

If subtlety was worth its weight in gold,
Today my worth’s increased a thousand-fold.

Randy Mazie

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