Monday, June 13, 2011

Despots, bow



Names enslave.
God breaks free from bricks, stained glass.
Despots, bow.


© Judith C Evans 2011

[written for Haiku Heights prompt--Slavery and Poetry Potluck prompt--dictatorship, autocracy, despotism]

19 comments:

Kavita said...

Niiiice!! When God emerges, the masters turn to slaves indeed!

Perfectly expressed, Judith!!
xoxox

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks so much, Kavita! Glad you stopped by :)

Dasuntoucha said...

Names enslave...

...indeed...captivating writing.

Miss Kitten said...

Love the imagery in this poem. Can just picture God jumping out of a stained glass window, wielding a sword.

mindlovemisery said...

This is fantastic I love the imagery!

Fred said...

Names & labels are very deadly. Through God we do have the power to overcome them, and those oppressors/despots etc.. should be on guard. Bowing to the power God possesses. Anyhow that's the way I interpreted your Haiku. I really liked the form, typically a haiku for me simply captures a moment or captures a sentiment. You did both these very well here. Thanks for sharing:)

bttrflyscar said...

I LOVE IT

Amanda Moore said...

Very powerful I enjoyed this a lot!

Judith C Evans said...
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Judith C Evans said...

I'm so glad you've visited and commented, friends! Means so much! :)

Margie said...

Wonderful writing!
I loved it Judith.

Margie:)

Jingle said...

God is a super power one can never disrespect.
bless all.
beautiful Haiku.

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Margie and Jingle, for your generous comments!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Even though I am not generally a fan of poetry, your's is impressive. Beautifull, artfuly done - and so true.

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Brilliantly concise

Old Raven said...

Judith this is really poignant! I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks, Cecilia, Jack, and Old Raven. Your comments brighten my day!

Victoria said...

A lot said in a few words. Thought-provoking.

Mary said...

As Victoria said, "A lot said in a few words." Well expressed.