Monday, April 4, 2011
Death Is More Merciful Than Life
The prisoner yells
as he's dragged down the long hallway
to his death.
The king laughs manically
as the screams of terror
caress his ears.
The widow weeps
as the knights viciously attack
her and her family.
Stripping away her dignity
the same way they strip away her clothes.
The children cry out
as they're older brother falls,
giving his life to save theirs.
Vicious lies tell the truth
death is more merciful than life.