Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ken Allan Dronsfield writes

Kill Thy Mother

In the heat of a summer's dream
to the sounds of the ceiling fan
I feel the need to simply scream
in response to the images again
From the young to the very old
serenades of lives lost do sing
faith digresses in weak or bold
to the lost or found, rise or ring
The taking of a soul in retribution
seeking honor from family or father
in a world of lifeless hated attrition
of religious right in piety they gather.
In a world lost in your pathetic greed
misguided faith takes yet another life
hide her face; seen, then disgraced
affront to the Son; stone your wife.
Murderous contempt bequeathed;
in scripture, when were you given
the right to extinguish their light?
One born in image; never forgiven.

Mercy -- Jani Freimann


  1. Lapidation ("stoning") is a method of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at a person until the subject dies. No individual among the group can be identified as the one who kills the subject. In Semitic societies throughout history it was generally reserved for sexual offenses, sorcery, and blasphemy (although women who uncovered themselves in front of cattle were also subject to the punishment). The practice is still in effect in some Muslim countries.

  2. Another fine imagistic poem by Ken Allan Dronsfield. Michael Lee Johnson


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