The Highest Standards

by flammeusgladius

The Highest Standards


The highest standards, people, I maintain!

It is your duty to appreciate.

In spirit and in body and in brain,

I’m doing — by the highest standards — great.

Mean-spirited, you’re striving to deflate

What you describe as ego, I as soul.

It is a hateful mission — one I hate.

But I forgive your meanness, on the whole.

I’m working toward a high and knightly goal.

I am today the height of chivalry.

My soul is white — but yours is black as coal.

Your failure is a hurtful sight to see.

I’ve found superiority is fun.

I’m sorry for the things that you have done.


–Tom Riley