Penchant For Audacity

A penchant for audacity marked his card,

His death warrant too if truth be told,

Never could resist a cause, his calling

To be brave, to be fearless, to be bold.

A penchant for audacity was his downfall,

Tho’ they say he never died, his legend thrives,

Witnessed to by others who still know it,

Audacious guarantees eventful lives.

A penchant for audacity has spoken

From pulpits, prisons, pioneered new thought,

Sometimes been arrested or imprisoned,

Occasions where audacity’s been shot.

How rarely circumscribed are those believers

Who challenge change and ask what most will not,

How rarely is audacious preferred penchant,

Too rarely, sadly, not a hell of a whole lot.


Then there are the bastard children of audacious,

The megamouths who are not quite the same,

Gargantuan in ego, in no way courageous,

Giving penchant for audacity a bad name.


15 thoughts on “Penchant For Audacity”

  1. We need more politicians to be audacious and create life-enhancing changes in this world. Loved your tribute to those who have been audacious and pioneered change.

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  2. I’ve been very audacious momus…I don’t think enough to be shot at yet though…maybe I’m doing something wrong 😀
    Well, there hasn’t been too many suspicious cars parked out front anyway 🙂

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      1. Thank you momus.
        It felt like we were almost old friends…met her once and spoke for 30 minutes non stop 😀
        She has lovely energy and we got along like a house on fire. It must be that Valentine’s Day energy, does amazing things 🙂
        Or I’m about to be shown a lesson 😀

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      1. As ever that wonderful thing about good poetry is that it is not just the words pieced together but also the picture they paint and the settings they conjure.


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