The Pact
(a found poem)
by Shelly Couvrette
March 25, 2009

How many would have recognized
the world in which they lived?

Their ideas molded by institutions
and the imperial cult
the groundless assertion
of their unique devotion
the progress of the gods
kingdoms and empires acquired and expanded
wars and victories without piety.

The pact
formed by criminals and murderers,
they were sacrilegious masters.

They sided with tradition
illegal baptism
enslavement to the martyrs
agony endured and born a new
an order
founded upon divine claims,
and some dared insist
divine right.

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