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A. W. Nutter

As the suns rays take flight
Pain, mere moments away
Fear grows with the twilight
As a demon prepares to play

No concern of retribution
Atrocities becoming ageless
Habitual, nightly persecution
Cloaked in a veil of righteousness

The barn door slowly opens
Oil lamp illuminates the boy
His eyes black as a ravens
As he views his captive toy

Crying out, from a cold caress
Prompts the demons laughter
Salvation absent for the godless
No mercy from the assaulter

Screams providing gratification
The final act being orchestrated
Priest praying for absolution
For sins already committed

The child’s heart surrenders
Resting in a shallow grave
Safe from religious pretenders
No longer a reprobates slave

Children losing their innocence
Causing the flock to lose hope
False prophet preaching temperance
Pedophiles protected by the Pope

Copyright © Anthony Nutter

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  1. Date: 1/7/2013 2:39:00 AM
    great poem, has its own force and power to convince the reader.Nice rhyme and irony.

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 6:44:00 AM
    Wow. You sure said it.

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 8:26:00 AM
    true grit, anthony... best wishes to you for the success of your new book!... :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 6:22:00 PM
    Wonderful write powerful....thanks for sharing....chiquita

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 2:58:00 AM
    Interesting verse mate, life can be imperfect, keep em coming, on ya, Don

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 9:17:00 AM
    WOW!Strong and Powerful.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 3:51:00 AM
    WoW, very good and to the point..

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 5:09:00 AM
    Couldn't read it all..Sad..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 11:31:00 PM
    Anthony. I surely hope, for the sake of that church and its youth, that this is not a very typical thing. ?But yes, you sure do hear stories. a worthy topic to explore!

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 6:17:00 AM
    so sad but so true, the strong should protect the weak, not prey on them. Thanks for your kind comments. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 3:41:00 AM
    a tearing piece that haunts the soul.. beautiful, anthony... religion is man-made! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 5:51:00 AM
    i truelly believe the church is responsible for more problems in the world then anything else and god will have the last laugh on us enjoyed reading your poem p.d.