The great and the terrible

It wasn’t pretty, avert your eyes
torn in half, one part blessed
by the almighty good
to lead the world
scourge the sinners
a new Age
a new Dawn

one cursed
by inane chance
to starve, to waste
slew the righteous
a new Hell
a new Dark

If I am not both
I am nothing
I am the cursed, the blessed
anointed, imprisoned
leading, starving, wasting
slew, scourged
in glory, in damnation
in the light
I am also the dark.

All or nothing
The great and
the terrible.

So it is,
so it shall be.

Author: AJM

Writer, sociologist, Unitarian Universalist.

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