Poor chap
He really did believe
In something more
Than mediocrity
He really thought
That he was worth
A little more than nothing

What effect would it have
On a troubled soul
To be crushed underfoot
By the allies of old
To be unprepared
For such bitter betrayal

Poor chap
He really did believe
Himself to be
An artist

Such a pity
He was wrong
Such a shame
That he is dead.