I Now Behead Thee




By the kings decree

there was to be great misery

at the death of the young, the slaughter

of the beauty of the aunt, grandmother, and daughter

The word of the king

like the sword that brings

stinging death

and the gutted emotionless breath

of starving mothers

wombs torn asunder

Life no more

for even God cannot keep score

of the heads

by force that were led

to the closing moment

((Author’s Note: I took these pictures during my WAMTAC (Walters Art Museum Teen Art Council) meeting, which will take place every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30pm. I wasn’t assigned to take pictures, but I felt inspired to write. What better to do after looking at art than creating art?  You can visit Baltimore’s best art museum (in my opinion) Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m, and Thursdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m.)

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