About This Site

Enter Now the King, All But Insane

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email

Enter now the king, all but insane,
Accompanied by his daughter, who would be
Sacrificed to calm a raging sea,
The start of much bad blood, revenge, and pain.
Enter now the ram, who would retain
Remnants of that ancient agony,
Put in place of the child the father would free,
As God would not require a child again.
So enter now the lamb, a sacrifice
Self-sought to still that ancient desperation,
One that would turn the lust for blood to love.
Vengeance and desire turn hearts to ice
Even as the soul looks for salvation,
Restored by rites that would a god's heart move.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Concatenate. By Damiano Baldoni. Performed by Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [links]

privacy policy