Word Play Wednesday: Altar Of Shame by Ikiyo Garuba

Welcome to Word Play Wednesday!
Word Play Wednesday is a weekly feature of written and spoken word poetry. I will be sharing my written and spoken word poems in addition to poems by other like wonderful Poets both past and present. If you are interested in sharing some of your poetry, feel free to buzz me and we can work something out.
I hope that you enjoy reading and listening to our thoughts, feelings and rants and in many ways relate to some of them.

This week’s poem is by Ikiyo Garuba.


Altar of shame

The herdsman lays a lamb on the altar of shame
A sacrifice to the Ravenous gods
A dagger at the jugular
Blood splatters, pouring
Cleansing shame from the sept

Ravenous are the gods
Calling for immolate of the herdsman’s flock
There is nothing left to sacrifice
But the altruistic herdsman and his son
Ravenous are the gods
The altar of shame cleanses with the blood of a child
Lay your son
Matriarch Persona defies them all

Decreed it is the herdsman is free
The lord God saves his own
I heard you cry out faithful herdsman
Trust thy lord alone
Freedom and peace is his only to give
Shame was never on the sept
Ravenous were the gods they served
Freedom is yours.


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