Ted Sheridan


Proximate Words Of Good And Evil - Poem by Ted Sheridan

Hamartia is an umbrella
It covers the head of the snake
A snake that bites the hand that feeds it
A snake by any name
Sin or sins it shelters both
The road more traveled or the road less so
We do not stop to notice
Or to inspect
The snake has followed
Our every step
Sheltered by its covenant with God
His head is neither wet by rain or sweat
For he has no earthly cares
As Hamartia is an umbrella
That covers his transgressions
The ultimate protagonist
He hisses his prayers
With a little dropp of poison
To sweeten the deal he will contract
With you and you and you
As for the others it has long since been too late….


Comments about Proximate Words Of Good And Evil by Ted Sheridan

  • (11/10/2007 3:13:00 AM)


    Very Powerful and Superb poem says an awful lot and gets one thinking. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Justine~
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  • (11/10/2007 3:06:00 AM)


    a truthful appraisal ted sheridan.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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