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Witch's Brew

'Twas long before a Shakespeare play was quilled,
the fifth and sixth of deadly sins would prey
then dance with pride as innocence was spilled
upon the pyre where dastard evil plays.
The wicked toil around their witch's brew
of lies perceived as truths among their ilk
to spill the sloppy swill like gluttoned shrews
and cool its burning sting with sour milk.
The lust for power's fruit within their grasp
as greed consumed already slothen minds
too faint for God to hear when last they gasp,
too late to save a soul so ill entwined.
Though history repeats these truthful stings
it seems to barely slow the march of kings.

(This is an English Sonnet)
Listed under Rhyme for submittal to Nina's contest
Oct 13, 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/22/2019 5:30:00 PM
Yes, Craig- the battle of good and evil will be waged till the end of time. beautifully written. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 11/9/2019 12:52:00 PM
Hello Craig Cornish, I like this poem. it feels like stepping back in time. You did very well. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/1/2019 3:22:00 PM
A poem Shakespeare himself would be proud of, I can see why Nina placed it in her contest. (especially that final couplet) Congratulations, Craig!
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Date: 11/1/2019 6:25:00 AM
Cleverly cleverly done, even the tone of the language feels damning. A skillful addition to my top ten! Congratulations :-)
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Date: 10/24/2019 11:32:00 AM
Craig, wow great poem. You are such a terrific writer !
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Date: 10/19/2019 5:13:00 AM
Few on this site can write such a Sonnet ... from story to phrasing to tempo to imagery, this is exquisite. Blessings and best wishes for the contest - shoe-in, IMHO.
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craig cornish
Date: 10/20/2019 7:20:00 PM
Truly honored Greg!
Date: 10/12/2019 8:18:00 PM
A ghastly sonnet ~ this witch's brew tastes of malevolence. So very well-written...
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thanks HT
Date: 10/12/2019 8:06:00 PM
I love the sonnets and this one stands out. I wish you many more amazing poems. God bless you always, Gina
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thank you Gina & the same to you
Date: 10/12/2019 6:33:00 PM
exquisite sonnet my friend...although your poetry is always excellent to me... i stand in awe of this one... hugs :)
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 9:43:00 AM
Thank you Dear Sandy
Date: 10/12/2019 6:05:00 PM
on Adrian's Wall is carved Flavous was here...as your sonnet says nothing ever changes...power corrupts no matter the times lived in
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 9:42:00 AM
So true my friend
Date: 10/12/2019 6:01:00 PM
Bravo, Bravo...a sure winner with this sonnet. a fav for me too
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 9:42:00 AM
Thank you Jeanne