“ The ceremony of innocence is drowned.”
W. B Yeats
Out of ceremonial fires emerged,
tiny amber sparks of soot.
Fires were lit to please the
Saintly priest offered one thousand
ablutions to the mighty
demagogue , enthroned
on a regal Peacock Throne.
A neck was twisted, a cord broken,
out of hollow spine;
gushed ruby coloured brooks of blood.
A spectacle of blood-bath assembled
to sacrifice an Innocent at the
altar of a strapping few.
16 thoughts on “Innocent”
Was it on animal sacrifice for religion ? . Goosebumps
Nope it’s on current political system, thanks for your insight and like.
Thanks for your insight. Regards.
Sacrifice of the innocents seems to be the one consistent thing throughout history.
Spannng all societies and cultures.
That’s true, I guess somewhere it’s survival of the fittest. The straight and knives ones are slaughtered first . Thanks for your great insight. Why don’t you try out as book critic or movie critic, you have such amazing knowledge of current affairs and your so well read! Thanks
I did try to apply to be a journalist, reporter, book or movie critic when I lived in Vancouver in 2016.
I dropped off my resumes but never heard back from any of them.
Unable to find a job, I lost my Vancouver apartment and wound up in Calgary in a homeless shelter.
Now I’m tired of living in a big city and want to move to a small town.
Well that’s a real shame, only if they would have known your expertise and talent. Are you still in Calgary?
Yes, I still live in Calgary.
Ok, keep applying once pandemic gets over…
❤️, so many likes…
Your comments are popping up 🙄
Your sweet Jim…
thanks sweetie from the east