The Ugly Opinion

There once was an ugly opinion whose insinuation
was so unsightly that most decent minds refused
its request for shelter.  Frozen-out it wintered,
at the penumbra of judgement, where ignorance
took pity and blind eyes overlooked mendacious intent. 
Thus welcome it found a friend.  It took but two to take up
the discussion, two to sate its bitter lust and extend
its genetic interpretation.  How much more pleasing,
grown fatter from the feed of love's fine words.

In town the dinner-set attitude warmed; last season's
view, perhaps hasty? A little harsh? Popular
chatter chose to sport this little black-shirt
and our once distressing suggestion now pleased,
it was, all said: "a very fine opinion indeed!"

Graeme Bes-Green

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