A Man for All Seasons

A man for all the seasons came our way
Before we thought his time was rightly due
Refreshing in the ways we'd see him play
And blessing us before we had a clue.
He saw all things so clearly and amazed
All soft-serve souls with just his pow'r to pense
Magnificently keeping us unfazed -

Lambasting few who stayed upon their fence.
In many ways the best of all the rest
Not counting those who p'litely righted wrongs
Continuing the test to touch the breast
Of some sound soul who'd come to tease the throngs.
Let all who'd bray ne'er join us in this church
Nor wallow 'pon predicaments' pale perch.

27 August 2007