The Ring Around His Posy: The Sunday Whirl

A dark force which can only be overcome by one thing…

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

wordle's words

wordle’s words

The Ring Around His Posy*

Live, love, die. The motto in his ring;
polarized the world;
commandments from a king.

His joy suffused by flames; those cast inside,
his identity infused
with souls allied.

(Discernment was an attribute
he despised;
and selflessness, he thought,
was foolish to be prized)

In grand display, his regal robes
he’d sweep
around, and snickering,
had Fear him crowned.

But beaten back by Faith,

His remains,
like sticks excised
from the ashes of
his own fires, are baptized

Randy Mazie

* A posy is a short motto or line of verse inscribed inside a ring


5 thoughts on “The Ring Around His Posy: The Sunday Whirl

    • I understand. And I agree.
      Maybe I should have written: Live. Sin. Die.

      Live. Love. Die. Struck me as missing much out of life. Seemed short and hollow. Words from someone whose world view was short and hollow.

      Thanks for commenting. Randy

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