Marianne Moore

e.e. cummings

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M in a vicious world-to love virtue
A in a craven world-to have courage
R in a treacherous world-to prove loyal
I in a wavering world-to stand firm
A in a cruel world-to show mercy
N in a biased world-to act justly
N in a shameless world-to live nobly
E in a hateful world-to forgive

M in a venal world-to be honest
O in a heartless world-to be human
O in a killing world-to create
R in a sick world-to be whole
E in an epoch of UNself-to be ONEself

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    • jorjajelks1

      Honestly, didn't resonate with me much. The idea behind "A in a cruel world-to show mercy" had potential but overall it felt a bit forced and lacked flow. Didn't leave a lasting impression. Won't be saving this one to my favorites.