Dead Faith It is the custom of a town To allow a mock priest To dispense sacraments And bless the poor And pray for prosperity So that God would look kindly on the town, And when the real priest returns He is expected to continue the good work. The villagers ask the question; what […]Read more "The Dance of the Money Swans and other 100 word vignettes"
Victims of society While investigating child abuse In the Church Police found pornography And made it evidence, In its defense The Church then said The pornography is evidence Of parishioners’ sins. With much seductive speech she persuades. With her smooth talk she compels. All at once she is followed, as an ox goes to […]Read more "Victims of society and other 100 word vignettes"
They Walk the Line Certain young entrepreneurs For fear disease might deny them Have bull ants bite their flesh From head to toe, In the belief That their resident demons Plotting their demise Will be driven away. Success is their shepherd, they shall not want. It maintains their self belief. It leads them in the […]Read more "And The Wind Cries Worry and other 100 word vignettes"
Still, it is not enough A woman facing redundancy Sought the help of a sorceress Who prepared sweet foods and drink To be offered to the guillotine, Operated by a man under pressure Praying he is not the one To release the levers When business gets really rough. It is she who walks blamelessly and […]Read more "Without Love and other 100 word vignettes"
The Super Postman In order that the mail be delivered Village people unlock everything Undo everything tied And leave nothing crossed, In this way the mailman Will come unimpeded out of the mountains That lay beyond the horizon Bearing the News of the World. The mailman often makes a way in the sea, a path […]Read more "The Super Postman and other 100 word vignettes"
A Cunning Hemophiliac There was once a cunning Hemophiliac Thinking he could exploit a local taboo Whereby an object becomes a Chief’s Should he spill his blood upon it. And the Hemophiliac went around Spilling his blood here and there Saying to people those objects were his Because he is their Chief. But soon his […]Read more "A Cunning Hemophiliac and other 100 word vignettes"
Skippy shows its paws As new legislation went before parliament Its legislators abstained From sexual innuendos And bullying the opposition. They rubbed oil on each others bodies Slept together head to toe Confessed their secret desires And drank only mineral water. That evening, the doors were locked because the legislators feared the Australian people. Skippy […]Read more "The dandruff which fell to Earth and other 100 word vignettes"