Poets Of Convenience

Poets of convenience

reality to sway

A stain that lasts forever

excuses not parlayed


“Thou Shalt Not Kill” long spoken

ancient law upon the land

Religious, secular, or more’ bound

the truth has one command


A billion screaming babies

by curettes scraped away

As smug self-righteous killers

demand to have their way


The pathway to eternity

lined with voices put to death

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” their epitaph

—damning your last breath


(St. Josephs University: September, 1972)

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