Sunday, November 5, 2017

Destruction's Prey

Poetics Aside Pad Challenge day 5: For today’s prompt, write a self-destruct poem.


Tip that bottle that destroys
Happy homes of  girls and boys
Beats the shark at his own game
Marksman of folly and shame
Not the fruit that bears the blame

Tip the bottled mottled with
Toast of boast and prideful pith
Laugh; love's earnest caution shirk
Ruin does not rush its work 
Poured from gourds where demons lurk

Tip the bottle full of lies 
Drink The Master of Disguise
Revel where hell-devils play
Reeling in Destruction's prey
Truth will have the final say

Janet Martin


Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight!
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine 
And valiant men in mixing strong drink, 
Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!…
Isa.5:21-23

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