September 24th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Petard

The poem “Petard” was inspired by an apparent shift in the sexual assault disclaimer from “not all men” to “all men”. The religious communities are willing to give up their men-folk as complicit in crimes against an entire gender. This is done in an effort to gain political power, but at what loss to their souls?


Lone monsters slip behind the veil
distributed the crimes among the crowd
a thousand faces or maybe more
guilt distributed with aplomb

now the fault is congealed
the largest target one could conceive
to accuse one would damn them all
hence the world is confused

too immense to fall from wounds
all are taken as a shield
while the monsters retain their place
the power granted cannot fail

repentance would be the path
for those who embrace their faults
though power will not accede
to humble itself in the fall

the master of lies laughs the best
as the holy are finally skewered
host with their own petards
against a judgment of their Lord.

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