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Weekly Challenge (June 11 to June 17/2019)
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Photo prompt June 11 to June 17, 2019:
The light of spirit leaves the broken image
Of a long-forgotten saint
Holding an ancient scroll, said
to lead to the riches of Solomon
Fear destroys what cannot be understood
The spirit hides in the shadows watching
As they try to decipher the scroll
Taken from the hollow face
The head of a serpent slides
from the sleeve of the Saint
Wrapped around the scroll
Seems to have gone unnoticed
Is it wisdom that hides there,
Or the face of evil?
The alcove echoes with forgotten whispers
Of a time when Solomon entertained demons
To do his will, build his temples
Punish when needed
The weak of mind still wonder whose footsteps
They hear behind them on their journey home
Will they sleep well tonight, knowing
the shadows pulse with old magic?