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The Beast*

 

Scatter

not

pearls
 

Into

Thin air –
 

They fall,

Or

flounder
 

Some

here,

Some there –
 

Though

traces

abound
 

Just

Everywhere –

 
*
 

The swine

Who crunch

Them
 

Champ,

unaware
 

Chewing

glass

pebbles
 

With

Same placid

air
 
*
 

Theirs

the

Kingdom

 

Theirs,

The

Time
 

The Porcine

Era
 

Of High

Grot

And Grime
 

*
 

They

plumb

The depths
 

They

soar to

the top –
 

Heil,

Porkers

Ebullient!
 

Cream

Of the

crop!
 
*
 
They swing

High

the Sceptre

 

They wear low

the

Crown
 

Sporting

Talismans
 

Of bell,

cap,

And gown
 
*
 
An Age

In Retreat
 

In fulsome

Defeat –
 

With God ,

absconded
 

Fled from

Her Seat –
 

All are

subverted
 

The Rout

Is Complete
 
*
 

Ethics,

Denuded
 

Morals,

effete
 

Though it

slay

surely –

 

Ah, the

Hemlock

Is sweet
 

Take a

deep

Swig
 

With

Evil,

replete
 
*
 

The Beast

Is

upon us
 

No Exits

Withal
 

In

Spirit

Defiant
 

Brace

for

The Fall
 
*
 

Judgment,

dismembered
 

Reason,

Asleep –
 

The Path

be

treacherous
 

The

Abyss

Is deep
 

What

They have

sown
 

Alas,

must we

reap
 
*
 

Vain

To cry

Out –

 

Look:

Even Lucifers

Weep !
 
* the reference to pigs is metaphorical only, following usage: it
is not to disparage that ill-used, noble, animal

 
[© R.Kanth 2022 ]
 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda, A Day in the Life, and Expiations
 

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