The Quatrain Has Left the Station

By dwells

The oldest were the first to feel the sting
Of death, designed to dash a hopeful spring;
And fear would stalk the land of righteous men
To bring them low, ere they could sin again

Then power passed from many to a few
Of what remained, they said “It all came true!”
Their minds unmoored from that which made them great
(while chains were forged behind the garden gate)

“Tomorrow we will do what needs be done”
They chanted underneath the cursed sun
The last were still as foolish as the two
Whose children would revile the right and true
 

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Copyright 2020 dwells
Published on Saturday, June 27, 2020.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Some things never change; only the actors on the stage, cheers!
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  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, July 2, 2020, TropicalSnowstorm (1773)By person wrote:

    Wonderful piece! Great words for sucky times. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Phalanx On Monday, June 29, 2020, Phalanx (688)By person wrote:

    Can't help but think of Adam and Eve.

  • Drea On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Drea (1509)By person wrote:

    Very deep. These words sting because of the truth in them. Well written as always. Much respect.

  • dwells On Monday, June 29, 2020, dwells (5703)By person wrote:

    Right-on P! I refuse to say "spot-on" lest I be accused of Anglophilic cultural appropriation. Many thanks Miss Nat, Specter and Drea too - long time my friends! - cheers, Dan


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