A rose reigned on high,
Fired! Like cannon shot.
Suddenly, so much insanity,
Brought down by shifting storms of public discourse.
A true tidal wave of animosity.
Dawn finds Rose is plucked.
Lost integrity; a legacy swept away,
Derision cast and snarling sneers
Decades of unease held inside
Resentment carried for years
Morality rains, churning up rocky ground.
Freezing drops of hypocrisy stings.
Beating steel rain on famous faces.
Power fails absolutely,
Seasonal changes bring equality to workplace arrangements
A Paradigm shift unleashed.
Public outrage can turn to sunshine
Dawn may break to safety
A country in need of steady breezes.