“I’m going down in a blaze of glory”…

fire

~

Hands tied and bound…

Tight behind his back…

He never saw it coming…

Such a stealthy attack…

They came out of nowhere…

Taking him by surprise…

Now they simply stand there…

Accusing him of lies…

He’s tied on to a post…

Built upon branches from trees…

And the scent filling his nose…

Is petroleum on the breeze…

Coming under interrogation…

In this kangaroo court…

There is no judge or jury…

There’ll be no afterthought…

Each refusal to answer…

Brings the ending nearer…

He’s trying to be strong…

Yet inside he’s full of fear…

As the baying pack mentality…

Want his blood to be spilled…

And a swift conclusion…

That will see him killed…

Sending out a message…

To their perceived enemies…

That they are in charge…

In order that nobody sees…

Any chink of weakness…

Within their armoury…

Because swift retribution…

Is what this will be…

But he stands strong…

In the face of their hatred…

Knowing that his life…

Will soon be terminated…

And his soul will ascend…

Wearing a fallen heroes crown…

As the strike of just one match…

Begins the final countdown…

~

 

amazing art by http://severeene.deviantart.com/art/Burnt-at-the-stake-28763854

12 responses to ““I’m going down in a blaze of glory”…

  1. Sunt pe-aici, nu v-am uitat,
    Pe suflet v-am sărutat
    Somn ușor, stimați amici
    Și mai mari dar și mai mici,
    Somn ușor, din partea mea!

    I’m on here, I have not forgotten,
    On soul I kissed
    Sleep well, dear friends
    And higher and lower
    Sleep well, my part!

    • Depends… by using poetic licence I can accend or trancend who I want 😉 I wonder – what is your interprtiation of the poem overall – who is he? What is happening? Is he the man they wanted? Why do they want him? What has he done? Was he wrong place wrong time? Or did they ge the ringleader? Curious to your thoughts? Cheers J

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