Royal Slave

Royal Slave

A Poem by Frontier

So he called him, and he came in

She herself publicly confessed it

“I did so and I do so”

Mr. Would-be king

Houses, Land and Money

the history of this Royal Slave

skins of prodigious snakes

extreme, modest and bashful, very shy,

diet of bread and water

“Look what this a*s is doing! Curse the beast,

you are not coming on board”

Those who want slaves, or Fellow-Citizens of the deep

Rising and Roman

African and flat

Such ill morals are only practis’d

In christian countries

An eternal idea in his mind

He was therefore no sooner got into his apartment

Those burdens where no illusion,

Perceptive faculties at least,

Deluded into imagining himself a beast

To understand a thing, is to

suffer something 

© 2014 Frontier


Author's Note

Frontier
Found poem using excerpts from the Malleus Malificarum, a witch-hunting manual from the 1400s, some from the Apocrypha of Tobias and from Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko

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Woah, did I write this?

It's been a while...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ill morals are practiced by all peoples, not just christians, killing women and children in the name of God is immoral, and actually harkens back to the 1400's you speak of and takes place now! How do we sit by.....?

Posted 5 Years Ago


Your imagery and writing style amazes me whenever I read some of your work. Very interesting topic. It makes you think. Kudos. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


I love this, good job, and i also love the last line.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

thank you Cinel :)
To understand a thing, is to suffer something. True for any creature of any age

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

thanks Zach! Glad you're back! :)
Thag last line is a killer, life is suffering, just great stuff that is on a different level here, you should be proud of the fact that you have found such a unique voice and have such command of your craft, just fantastic stuff!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed Inda :)
nice poem i enjoyed it keep up the good work

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

thank you Jen :)
jennifer little

6 Years Ago

your welcome
Careful with that "Witch's Hammer" , it swings both ways. Nice images.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

Thank you Mark
The last two lines are really amazing :) beautifully perceptive :)
I think self understanding (wisdom attained) is always better than knowledge (borrowed)
-Sunya

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

hahaha yea thanks, love those lines too/
well, i cant lie i need some clarity i was lost within the beiuty of this piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frontier

6 Years Ago

haha!!! Many people did so don't feel bad.

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