She refused to mellow with age,
Filling herself with spite and rage,
Living on the edge of insanity
Hatred tipped the scale,
Took her *beyond the pale,
Her actions were intolerable,
Her conduct inexcusable
And this impropriety caused
Her rejection by society.
Do not let this happen to you or to anyone you know.
If you ever feel out of control, please do not hesitate to ask for help.
That’s what doctors are here for.
In the nominally English territory of Ireland, only the pale fell genuinely under the authority of English law, hence the terms within the pale and beyond the pale.
Unacceptable; outside agreed standards of decency.
©Denise G Allen, 12 January 2013 03:18