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:
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
and selflessness, he thought,
was foolish to be prized)
In grand display, his regal robes
around, and snickering,
had Fear him crowned.
But beaten back by Faith,
like sticks excised
from the ashes of
his own fires, are baptized
* A posy is a short motto or line of verse inscribed inside a ring
Very clever…but have to admit I’m not sure who the kind might be?
I would have hoped you would have seen him as the king of darkness, the devil himself.
I think on the right finger those words may shine …on the devil’s finger all that may come is sorrow and loss..ashes of a hollow soul
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
Oh this is Excellent–loved it.