Men and Women, collectively,
Are fallible – prone to error.
Even those who lend hands,
To others have days when
The world in agony and splendor
Becomes a weight beyond compare.
Following all who give much,
Loving more than wisdom advises.
Rob dignity, showcase weakness,
Tear away beauty, expose flaws,
But when opposed, the heroes
Their stars may gain a patina,
Some hearts may doubt, lose respect;
Even those called their own
May turn away in disappointment.
As clouds clear, heroes stand, go on.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan