"The old ways persist"-- this first thought the spark
igniting these few lines: the way of doing
things remains, skirted by hedges as dark
as those by any road of man's own taking.
Manoeuvrability is the key
that makes individuals; only life's
handicapped gain of freedom that degree
that saves personalities; and in this
draw on a source that vivifies all things
from their inherent baseness, such as makes
out of nothing happiness happenings,
and hope; and while the world their lot forsakes
as stalled by the kerb on the road of life,
in truth, theirs is the very form of life.