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Who Deserves



I am increasingly uncomfortable
with the adulation we bestow
almost randomly.

Who wants it
shouldn't have it.

Who needs it
is lost.

Who deserves it
would be destroyed by it.

And what of those
truly worthy
(are there such?)

who languish unknown
and forgotten?

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.