Kings of the Paper Trail

Kings of the paper

trail

wear

developed egos

learned lies

wrapped in a cave man’s

tale

Killing

briar

burning witches

heretics

and

those not swaggering.

Their

swordsmen kill

doing dirty work

writing blood stained papers.

The Newfound Kings of nothing

cover tracks

carefully

sending unscrupulous

mannequins

who ponder

insidiously.

smothering mountains of paper

trap you within

words of

‘committing moral suicide’

Which

no man

we know

gets off scot-free

unpunished

except those men

we do not know

who aren’t men

who no one knows

because their contrived

laws

archived in their paper kingdom

murder

innocent paper

mongers.

your sweet sword

you take to bed

is his ambivalent sword.

 as he loosens your fingers

one by one

he gently withdraws it

from your loving hand

 whispering

‘you are free, condemned

man!’

Then, you woke

with an empty bottle

and a smile on your face

and

your mind was swept

clean

 to

 angrily assemble

withholding

acquaintances uncommon.

you

pointed your

finger

speaking king Latin

‘Pencil me in!’

walking onward

lost

amongst an

alien crowd

proudly

waving that cruel

intentional pen

high above thousands of

nodding heads

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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