Netherlandish Proverbs: The Man with the Fake Beard

The Crutch

In a thirst for a god,
we fell in with a man
wearing a fake beard.

He was a crutch in the corner.
A dark sycamore.
He was horizon bound.

He played the crowd,
and then turned his attention
on the universe.

Ekphrastic poetry. Image P. Bruegel Netherlandish Proverbs cc:00  © Misky 2021

6 responses to “Netherlandish Proverbs: The Man with the Fake Beard”

  1. How easily we are taken in!

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  2. Such a relief to hear someone else saying out loud that I”ve been ‘crucified’ over … lost jobs, arguments with friends and family.


  3. Even made the news once! … local, conservative z little newspaper. People were warned against me. I speak the truth!


    1. Truth is a sturdy armour!


  4. Very interesting.


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