Great Men and Geniuses

by flammeusgladius

Great Men and Geniuses

 
Sir, great men are destroyed by worms—
And insects feast on geniuses.
Greatness and genius? Fleeting terms,
Sir. Great men are destroyed by worms!
What soars aloft must serve what squirms.
Do you see how unfair this is?
Sir: great men are destroyed by worms,
And insects feed on geniuses.

 
–Tom Riley