Sheepish

By mikeygreenleaf

Voices, voices in my walls
Singing as the darkness falls
Lullabies lull me to sleep
Counting herds of blackened sheep
One by one they jump a fence
Mindless of their consequence
I wish that I could be as free
Of terror as they seem to be
A growing flock of endless pain
Should weary underneath my strain
To blend is order in their minds
Until you're trapped inside of mine
That's where all the fun begins
The shepherds sacrifice my sins
Absolving me of any crime
Committed in this nursery rhyme
Release their blood to altar me
Fire cleansed for purity
Crying out I'm sorry sheep!
My sea of sins so very deep
Sanctified by holy blade
Heavens penance has been paid
How noble tis to die for me
My soul free of discrepancy

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Copyright 2015 mikeygreenleaf
Published on Friday, January 2, 2015.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Nimue44 On Friday, January 2, 2015, Nimue44 (350)By person wrote:

    The pace and the rhyme merge to give the reader a placid read, but the topic you speak of makes it quite interesting. Good work!

  • A former member wrote: Strange concept for me that the sacrifice is absolving you of your sins rather than adding to your crimes. This made it interesting for me, thanks for the read.

  • Flying indigo express On Friday, January 2, 2015, Flying indigo express (170)By person wrote:

    I very much enjoyed the surprise introduction of sacrifice. Very well written piece.

  • Flying indigo express On Friday, January 2, 2015, Flying indigo express (170)By person wrote:

    also, cleverly named.

  • mikeygreenleaf On Friday, January 2, 2015, mikeygreenleaf (90)By person wrote:

    Thank you! :)

  • Allen On Friday, January 2, 2015, Allen (224)By person wrote:

    I really enjoyed this piece. It went smoothly and painted a nice picture. Thank you

  • mikeygreenleaf On Friday, January 2, 2015, mikeygreenleaf (90)By person wrote:

    Appreciate you stopping by..glad you liked it

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