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The Trials of Meretrix Canto Vii

My Lords an adjournment is Called for... All my retire; But holding foremost in your Thoughts, I beseech ye, Thee impudent countenance of This most ardent denier. Therefore heed me, I caution all ye present, Thou shall not disband; Moreover, to reassemble at any Sudden instance Of insistent and uncontested Demand. So prepare ye to soar, Meretrix, When taking unexpected flight - And outwardly expand! Stand you upon the temples Swaying pinnacle, Frozen in precarious plight! Carried aloft by swept back wings Of infrequent Saqqara bird: Emissary of feathered Horus - God of all celestial light! For a devils advocate I wouldst Play, Whilst treading across eternities Boards Where enacted out this timeless day, Characterized by unjust malign... When casting down wisdoms Ivoried pearls Before these decadent parcels of Pigs and swine! Summon thee lazy drovers, Idling amidst sunny beams in the Lee of the hill, To drive home the lowing bullocks; Fattened from ruminations upon rich Cuds, Lush with glistening dews, Nourished by the source Of the flowered meadow's silvery rill. We will slaughter the bellowing Herds In preparation for feasting - For we have an army of stomachs To fill! Invade into cold silence, prevailing In deep cellars, and liberate Thee oaken barrels; where, aging Within, Ferments the polished grape Plucked from trailers disportion Upon thee heady vine. Prepare to rejoice in sacrifice and Cavortion - The grim alters awash with Congealing rivers Of spilt hot blood and sweetest Tasting wine! Oh fearful Gods, of such terrible Attribution, We shalt sustain you throughout - With horrific orgies of frightful and Lewd design! Alight O ray of heaven To ignite upon ancient and sacred Memphis - The black marks of the Apis bull Calf Are revealed only to me! For it was Adam who was fated To confide in the Viper, Denounced by the tongue of that Treacherous serpent - Castigated in the Golden court Of the horned intermediary. O Osiris "Thee Finisher" Of Earth beneath Heavens... Didst thou plant the infernal seed Of that accursed tree? I pledge to thee victories, Both magnificent and glorious, Salted with desperate tears That vanquished nations should Weep; When thundering across vast and Open plains The flying standards of my Dreaded legions, Laying waste upon all before, Should so triumphantly sweep! All this I would gift unto ye, My Meretrix, If, with scented frankincense and Rare myrrh, Didst that one wise biblical Monarch So covertly seek, Thou would just fall to thine knees, Proud Meretrix... And lovingly administer upon your Masters tired and dusty feet. TO ALL YE NAYSAYERS AND DECRIERS: THE MERETRIX - ONE DAY SHE WILL BE HEARD!!!

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Date: 9/7/2017 7:16:00 AM
This fellow has a lot to say and it seems of two purposes. One to frighten Meretrix into submission and the other to buy her love and loyalty. It seems she is not impressed by either and remains steadfast to herself. Hooray Meretrix!
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Date: 2/22/2016 3:27:00 PM
A deeply moving piece. I see the Meretrix as being held by her own restraints, given the opportunity to be set free. This is magnificent John! I see you have created more poems and I shall read each one as time permits my friend. 7++ Blessings, Connie
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Date: 3/14/2016 12:42:00 PM
Firstly, Connie, allow me to apologize for my late reply...Rather busy of late. I am very pleased you have enjoyed reading the "Meretrix"; there is a lot, lot more to come. You are quite correct when you say: "Held by her own restraints". However this is only one facet of this (at present) one way dialogue. This is not just a battle of ideologies, nor is it solely to do with morality or sexual domination, it goes far deeper than that. This is about power...And not just power for powers sake. The immovable object versus the irresistible force! What will be the outcome...I wonder...I wonder. My very best regards, Connie...As always. :) john
Date: 2/1/2016 5:55:00 AM
Profound, dynamic, inspiring and masterful writing that springs from the depths of an enlighten soul! A seven dear John!
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Date: 2/2/2016 10:37:00 AM
Dearest Demetrios. Thank you ever so much for your continued interest in the Meretrix saga. Your comments are always gratefully appreciated - Your friend as always! My very best wishes, Demetrios! :) john