The Island of Sacrifice



The story I tell you, I tell you in truth
Though it's not to offend if needing proof
But what I saw, I'll never forget –

We anchored according to depth and tide
The rosary beads clanged against my side
The natives were naked, and so young

They thought we were gods in our armor
We showed to them gold, we hoped to garner
They motioned for us which way to go –

The deep forest green so thick and wild
By visions of riches, our minds were beguiled
Medina del Campo was in my heart

My body was wet and it longed for the breeze
That brushed on my face and twisted the leaves
Something was telling me that we were near –

The jungle then opened, and before us a path
Upon reaching its end we all stood aghast
The face of a demon was cut out in stone

What we saw then was a gruesome sin
The parts of a child ripped limb from limb
And blood was painted on the walls

Then from the brush came some evil priests
With blood in their hair and holes in their teeth
One was dressed in human skin –

Forgive me this image that I've depicted
But it's meant to explain why we did what we did
Judge me by my swords if it had been in your hand –
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Submitted on August 23, 2017

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Scheme XXX AAX BBX CCX XXX XXX DXX XXD EEX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,124
Words 235
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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