The Innocent and the Damned

Eli Edward Evangelidis (2018)
Used with Permission

What choice is this to make, 
to take another’s life to sustain my own? 
Caught between steel blade and grey stone, 
an innocent white lamb and the devil’s own 
the path is strewn with littered bones 
no beauty here only cankered moonstones
left poisoned, tainted by the ancient crones
whose wild madness was their own
with a lasting gift to us of decaying trees 
as they wither, tremble and groan.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

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