Snakebites... Poem by Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D.


Gorging food for worms...
Chop the guzzling tube
Beast of the belly
Violently starve
One dust of evil infects
Soft fruits carve

Cut the throat of
Insatiable greed
Cow-like laziness
Forcibly weed
One droplet of evil
Envenoms, lies breed

Hermetic, clogged up cortex
Insensible in rash vortex
Crush into pieces
Skulls proud
Fiercely grind
Stony, devious crowd

Spleen, gall, ill-will
Settle into putrid kill
Asphyxiating charity
Taking side with the unwise
Of green monster
Gouge out thirsty eyes!

Of avenger habituated
Rip out all veins infuriated
Wicked soul vastly mutilated...
High dudgeon strangling
Suffocating with chimeric needs
Hellion of hostility feeds.

Gut out hoggish senses
Burn away filthy urge
Fortify Herculean defenses
Tiniest drop of evil purge
In Carnal Virtues surge...

Burn to ashes ego's sighing
Doomed breathing/dying
Incinerate garbage heap
Self-decimation frighteningly deep
Gang of insolent bandits sweep!

Human nature snaky
Save from inner, outer
Heavy-handed dissipation
Cogitators lost and shaky
Catastrophic resignation.

Ax the fruitless branches
Trees barren behead
Send to the scaffold snake's head!
in good earnest to True Vine leap...
Mephitic pile of iniquity weep!

Depart into damned exile,
Lake of fetid fire
Go away! Leave! Move!
Rancorous serpent,
Scrofulous cloven hoof!

Tom Beckhart 29 June 2014

Doc, you did it again! Thrilling attack at the 7 deadly sins with a graphic & powerful force! Realized this after the 2nd reading. We always find hidden gems when rereading your work. My mind is spinning with vivid imagery & my soul is breathing new air. Praise be God! Exciting & forceful way of stirring the insides! God bless!

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John Farrah 03 November 2015

Yes, great job tackling the 7 deadly sins that plague mankind. So sad people do not even know that they are being suckered in by Satan's dirty lies. Masterful writing that demands attention from top to bottom.

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Gajanan Mishra 24 June 2014

Go away, leave, move, thanks. I like it.

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John Farrah 03 November 2015

Everyone wants Satan to go away, but it's people that keep him coming back because of their own choosing.

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