Prevailing With Dignity

chaotic sort of elegance, in tripping

dynamically, with grace, through centuries

falling with the fashions, seasoned greetings

then rising once again, redeeming face

model of naivete, enchanting  

ingenue, fresh-faced, upon the stage

full of hope and promise, even tumbling

resurgent, ever, to timed heritage

highs and lows to fortune, still aspiring

beguiling evocation, deified

peak and trough events, although alarming

prevailing time, with dignity, survives