Sonnet: “Poetic Justice”

A poet's flowing poems uplift the soul
and tell the tales of warriors small and great,
of knights and dragons, of legends they create,
of kings and lords without great self-control!
Now and anon, pontiffs make it their goal
to urge the knights to charge and penetrate
the Lord's Jerusalem to extirpate
the infidels and caliphs of Sheol!
When wicked popes and monarchs wage wars, poets
write and sing of their un-heroic acts,
betrayals, bloodshed, and misdeeds; tho' it's
much safer for them to conceal these facts,
let poets instead make these known so it's
not lost to Justice and the Headsman's axe!

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-18 at 03:31

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The poets of old aye