New words come to life
Bringing quizzical looks along
The old ones ignited lasting strife--
Peace couldn't last through a song.
A lamb is but an apocryphal symbol
Trumpeted by a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'.
A sage counseling is heard to fumble
Overwhelmed by the spate of loathing.
New phrases and idioms have had their fill
But none is seen merited to aptly fit the bill
"Not meaty enough to weather the storm" -
As even lore and fables have failed to reform.
Where words of wisdom are doomed to fail,
Altruism retreats-- letting cynicism prevail.
Morality outmoded leaves the preacher truly aghast,
And the messiah can only trust his epitaph to last!