A Prayer of Lament

by Elouise

We’ve lost our way –
Or never found it 

Bitter bargains struck
Trust betrayed

Loyalties unexamined
Bodies scorned
Contempt exalted
Rage rewarded
Fear ignited
Self promoted 

Spoils of a winning war 

Good Shepherd, have mercy on us all.

Amen

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 November 2016