My Poem The Internment was published on the festival for poetry website.
GENRE: Political, Social Commentary
T H E I N T E R N M E N T
by Melodic Rose
They will lie and impale you
Throw your bones to the wolves.
They will castrate and frustrate you
Bound for damnation.
They will toss you bits
Of mouldy bread
You will eat the shreds of
Flesh hanging over an open carcass.
Gorge your belly
with the repugnance
of rotting meat.
And they will tell you to be happy.
Be satisfied that your palace is made
Your throne built from the bones
Of the dead.
The floor a sweltering dingy pile
Because it is still a palace,
They will offer you bare bits of change.
Dangle precious pearls before your eyes.
Taunt you with every sort of desire,
your flesh has longed for
They will beg you to dine at their table.
Make you an…
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