Sunday Whirl (Wordle #108) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
mouth, vow, drone, space, chants, sun,
binding, crook, circling, broken, cave, fist
The Last Journey
The priests chant in the setting sun,
Their drone reflects their pain.
Their pleading are to no avail,
Mouthed in faith but said in vain.
The Boy-King’s earthly days are done,
Embalmed, he shows distain,
While in his fists, a crook and flail,
The symbols of his reign.
Protocol drives all actions now,
Unbroken from the past.
The priests involved all understand
The binding rules of caste.
Circling, they then fulfilled their vow
And placed the Son of Ra
Into a cave, in the desert sands,
His entrails in a jar.
Such is the lot of those alive
Within this earthly space;
Dignity is not guaranteed
When given Death’s embrace.
Despite what even kings contrive
Death presents an equal face,
But it is a dismal one indeed,
And quite devoid of grace.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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