Beyond the Burning Sea

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beyond the burning sea
Of demagoguery,
Whose faultless captains steer
Their captive crowds around
The promised perils found
In water colored fear —

And standing further still,
Beyond the bustling hill
Of bright democracy,
Its wagered hopes heaped high
On people to defy
Their own hypocrisy —

There calls a king once crowned
With thorns who, dying, wound
Into his soul the fear
And pride that live inside
Of us — to open wide
The door to heaven, here.

Originally posted at Poets Unlimited. Photo by Sebastian Voortman (public domain).

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