A sonnet on the poets' ability to bring evil rulers to justice by the power of their pen.
|A poet's flowing poems uplift the souls
of men and sing of legends small and great,
of knights and lords, of fiefdoms, and of fate,
of kings, and popes of wicked, wanton goals!
Long, long ago, pontiffs desiring control
enjoined the knights to charge and penetrate
the Christ's Jerusalem to extirpate
the infidels and caliphs of Sheol!
When evil rulers pillage and plunder, poets
write and sing of their great, immoral acts,
betrayals, bloodshed, and misdeeds; tho' it's
safer to just condone these damning facts,
let poets instead make it known, so it's
avenged by poetic justice's “attacks.”