Justice*

field of crops

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*warning:  content may offend some readers

Today’s poem is in the triquain form.

 

we found you

violating a child

trial by villagers; sentenced to death

burned at the stake in a bonfire at the churchyard

we spread your ashes over our fields

you’ve helped feed us for years

we give thanks

 

 

Word of the Day Challenge — bonfire

10 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      I went out to look at word origins for bonfire and saw that the first part of the word has roots in bones, not french=good, and the poem pretty much wrote itself after that.

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      1. Yes, even I looked up the origin but decided not to go with it. You did well.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          thank you again

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  1. iScriblr says:

    Whoa! Powerful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. RhScribbles says:

    Wow food for thought

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  3. WHOA WHOA WHOA. WAIT A SECOND. WHOA.

    Well, alright, I think this filled my quota for getting my teeth knocked out for today… or this week… or this month…

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  4. badfinger20 says:

    Ok…that pulls no punches

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