Audacious Escape

Feet
heavy tread
coming towards
chained
matted hair
still defiant.
Taken
without qualm
claimed
righteous
witch I be
punished I shall.
I wait
eyes sparking
hatred
deep
sunk into veins
mistake made
allowing me to live
passed first day.
Beaten
iron rods
heated
pressed
sizzling flesh
making me scream
hardening
hatred
revenge
succors me.
Tonight the night
debased
debauched
death
only wrong
as to person found.
Locks picked
hands pretend anchored
come ever closer
whirling dervish
I become.
Terror
bleeds fast
stand over you
false prophet
false god bidden
unredeemed are you
walking away
blurring lines
no tenderness found.
©July 30/20
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Guillotine Raised

I knew
recruited
trained
entire plot planned
rich men
needing to right wrongs
dreadful deeds
shoveled into deep deep hole
history rewritten
to eradicate the fold.
Risen recklessly
seen to be the answer
resurrect a dying party
reassemble
order of aristocracy
head of the snake
cut one down
three more return.
Devil’s in the detail
how much of a fool
how stupid I mean
did they really think I am?
One way in
one way out
death comes to the one who dealt it
stunning blow
like hell I was going to fall
trapped
not me
always another way out.
Evil comes
evil goes
as I sight down
bead drawn
true evil though
will rise again
and again
until aristocrats realize
the plebeian will always win
their time
no more.
©July 30/20
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