William Moran

MERCY SEAT

Mercy is a lie.

All Earth’s empires return to the sand.
All men return to the dust
And water washes away the earth

And mercy is a lie.

The sun boils the oceans.
The whales scream a funeral dirge

And mercy is a lie.

God casts His final judgment.
The horseman comes
And the name it says upon him is Death
And Hell follows with him

And mercy is a lie.
Will is a senior majoring in English. “While I may attempt poetry on a quiet night, I could not approach philosophy in a simple paragraph.”

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