Thunderous bells tolled from the church high tower
filling the kingdom with fear in the midnight hour.

"Who dares enter god's tower in the dark of night,
waking the kingdom with no moon in sight?"

"'It is I replied the courier," message in hand.
"I travel with word of a black death that ravishes the land."

"Quiet, you fool!" the Cleric chided in a hushed tone.
"There will be no black death with god on our throne!"

"Dear sir, I implore you, the death knows no gods.
Reject the black death and you increase the odds,

of suffering and loss of your faithful flock.  
For the black death will enter your kingdom and not bother to knock!"

16 thoughts on “Poetry ~Courier and the Cleric

    1. Yes, it is sad. I wrote this a month ago after watching an interview with a southern minister encouraging folks to come to church because god would protect them from the virus. 😫

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  1. No doubt for some, their god will appear to protect them but as you have so eloquently written Death has no equal…among gods or men…Beautifully written

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