Zealots & Harlots

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 27, 2017

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Submitted: August 27, 2017



The zealots march to imaginary drums

like harlots scurrying to a lone man

Pounding with words and humdrums

wanting to mislead as much, they can


They’re God’s lowly creatures of foul flesh

even vultures and scavengers a class above

Their emanating stench an unbearable lash

upon our backs they leave tracks, their love


They peck each other just to hold office

drawing blood without a care in the world

They stamp their cynical faces on edifices

wishing to sell sordid stories, they’re bold


Some look upon them as adoring leaders

others despise them as liars and cheaters

Woefully they still command high esteem

transgressions, misdeeds never to redeem


Why are humans so damned gullible;

so easy to fool; so easy to rule?

They are like sheep running from trouble

without a shepherd they think they’re mules


The whore of whores shall always tempt

promising and pleading with wanton lies

They have no conscience, only contempt

shameless, no principles, ridden by flies


Soon comes their passing and farewell

21 canons roar across the nation

Hungry maggots await their putrid smell

to devour them, sharing hefty portions

© Copyright 2020 J. Sam Barr. All rights reserved.

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