Timeless sin #poetry

what do you see by Sadje

A tale that echoes through time
an age-old betrayal immortalised in stone
a brother’s jealousy that festers into spite
ambition red as sin

The bastard son of a ruler, beloved by his father
his skill unmatched in battle
the pride of an empire
but always second to a brother younger than he,
second to the legitimate heir to the throne
a brother who adored and adorned him with reckless love
Second to a brother he thought would never be better than he

Power is a disease
and its fever is greed
he killed his brother so the sickness would cease
and then his vision cleared
as he held his brother’s corpse and stared into its accusing dead eyes

Remorse struck him deep with agony and pain
regret scarred him hot with the evil mark of Cain
he was haunted all his remaining days
till death was his only reprieve

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#whatdoyousee

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    This is wonderfully told tale. Great take on the prompt.
    Thanks for joining in the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you sadje, glad you like it

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Rachael Mbabazi says:

    Kindly get back to me ASAP

    Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Lost phone last week

      Like

  3. Chris Hall says:

    Told in a truly epic way. Wonderful work, Jude 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Chris, I really appreciate you taking time to read

      Liked by 1 person

  4. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Powerful! Loved the way you told the tale, Jude!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Amy, you’re so kind

      Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says:

    Well told. Sadly, humans keep reliving this story. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Yes indeed they do, I saw it immediately I saw the prompt

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. It’s really nice to see ur comment. Xoxo

      Like

  6. kittysverses says:

    Wonderfully narrated.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome. 🙂

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  7. This really is a powerful poem, Jude.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      It’s good to see your comment. Thank you Robbie

      Like

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