The Universe’ secrets
Hidden inside
The heart of a derelict
Blackened and blind
Awaiting forgiveness
For every sin
Committed in ignorance
And buried within-
Knelt down before it
The alter of Man
Looking for blessings
Where honor can’t stand
A promise that lived
In the eyes of a child
Takes back the gift
Offered with guile-
Now secrets once held
On an Innocent’s tongue
Pass over the shaft
Of a new Babylon
Awaiting forgiveness
For leaving too late
These pleasures before us
On this golden plate.


Echoes on the Stairs Copyright © 2015 by Felicity Johns. All Rights Reserved.


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