Monday, July 15, 2013

"Broken"


 
Her faith folds within itself
foiling logic and reason
forcing her piety into an angry righteousness
that denies mercy

She  subjugates choice
without question
believing in  ritual and prayer—
the indoctrination of her birthright

She kneels with head bowed
invoking wrath against diversity
and shielding her world view
from contradiction

Her devotion condemns
self-determination
as she binds free will
with intolerance

She rejects all
except The One True Path
and distorts deviation into despair
and damnation


Minoan Priestess by David Chapman

 

Copyright 2013 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman