No good can come of this … surely.
In the end truth will out,
to reveal just how poorly
our captains, our leaders, go about…
Surely, we are not prisoners to this
misdirected manipulation of good.
It can not be that we are captives,
confined to the limits of must and should.
Surely, it is through free will (not ill),
that goodness finds itself expressed.
Surely then, only then, and not until,
as free … we will see good’s best.
. When shackled, good can get no better;
. set it free from chains and fetter.
© Tim Grace, (WS-Sonnet 66: line 12) 14 May 2011
To the reader: Goodness is a quality, a state of being attributed to anything that makes a worthwhile contribution. For those wielding power the branding of ‘good’ is a priceless claim. Unfortunately, goodness is open to manipulation by those with nefarious intent. Often the claim of betterment, for a good cause, has a self-serving purpose only revealed when deception is post-hoc revealed; after the fact is known… what good is that?
To the poet: Surely… is the anchor-point of this sonnet which responds to Shakespeare’s frustration with the corruption of good. Incredulous… he shakes his head ‘how could this be so?’ Placing ‘surely’ at the end of the first line and then repeating it at the beginning of each quatrain gives it emphasis; surely enough to ease frustration… some good may come of that!