The Final Conte

The crowd demands to hear a tale

It’s wants are quite immutable

Many stories it has heard

O that is undisputable

[ Each traveller that seeks a safe

Transition through the portal

Must bestow a passage from

Their memoir as a mortal ]

Some of them are laced with guilt,

And puerile criminality,

Allegories of foolish deeds

Devoid of spirituality

But of course, in other ones,

the sweetest friendships burgeon

With joyful heart and ovation

The crowd receives these versions.