Lepers

Prompt: Gargoyles, Cathedral, Architecture

For when the bells of iron chime
Then on to the cathedral
Do they move along the streets to fall in line

Stop they, all the tearful toil
Standing cold and idle
Not a shift or sidle – rigid as gargoyles

With given words of ashen lecture
Symbols of compassion
Worn as fashion under dour architecture

Tying tongues in little knots
And fingers slick with tears
With the promises of years, they haven’t got

© A.P. Christopher

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your take on this. It’s eerie, and the picture you chose makes it more so.

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    1. Thanks…I have a bit of a penchant for such things… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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