Gentry by Nature

An irreducible nobility
is inextricably alloyed with Man.
Despite his sprees of incivility,
and ritual brutalities, he can
redeem his dark demeanor if he wakes
to understand his life is like a flame,
the end effect of forces out of view.
The measure of the effort that he makes,
to uncombine his spirit from life's game
of upmanship, illuminates what's true.
The mystic spark of consciousness that bears
his sense of self, is stylus of his dreams,
and unseen Grace, through which he casts his prayers
Is same as he, no matter what it seems.