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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hamon's Head

Hamon
came to dinner twice
heady with plans
of power. No 
disastrous premonition
 warned him that it was
 his head
instead
that would hang on 
the waiting gallows
he had built for
another. How long 
did it take for his
smirk to drop at the
corners? Did his eyes
reflect rage
when dispatched plans 
thwarted
 planned destruction,
turning the table on
his legacy
 of hatred, 
slander, 
gossip, 
greed, 
and lies?

This land might
blossom now with 
grace. Flourish with 
love. Stretch 
its borders with 
kindness. 
Harvest
 has a chance
of
 happening
now. 

2 comments:

Kandi said...

Kathleen! Wow! I love it, "Stretch its borders with kindness, Harvest has a chance of happening now"...I want it written on my heart!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

"Heady with plans..."

I'll say.

Nice one, Kathleen. Love your ending, too.