The Devil's Throne



Peasant bread to feed the masses,
  millers stone between the classes

Grovel here and grovel there,
  crumbs for beggars—no meat to share

Caught inside the rising dough,
  leavened voices cry out low

Baking deep within the flames,
  bribes that lie—and Lords to blame

With each slice cut, Hell calls a name,
  its coals to brand, ignoble fame

Bread for the masses, meat off the bone,
  revenge on fire—the Devil’s throne

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on February 20, 2018

Modified on March 14, 2023

22 sec read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB CC XD DD EE X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 457
Words 74
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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  • AboHeim
    This is an epic in 12 lines.
    LikeReply3 years ago
    • sage48
      Thanks so much!.
      LikeReply3 years ago

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