"It's not saying anything interesting; poems rarely do." – Professor Stephen Booth
“Alliterating all around” by Sam Urfer
Saints and soothsayers have this in common,
Crass crowds crucify them for their message.
Many a martyr has been made this way,
Withholding no wisdom or wit to live
Longer, lest they be found liars in death.
Do not doubt that destiny has a time
To test any temperament, a season
To search out souls and see what lies beneath.
Be bold, then, and believe, for the prophets
Provide perfectly pleasant company.