Poems of a Young Man: “The Knot” (© KPKeelan)


The Scoundrel

tied the knot so tight,

that even the Thief

could not untie it.

The Jury deliberated on the matter

and hung themselves

on the meat hook of indecision.

The Judge

pronounced it hopeless.

The Priest arose

and proclaimed

in a ringing voice of certainty

“The only hope is in faith.”

“The knot,” he said with some finality,

“will do what is right.”

The Policeman interrupted

to point out that

the knot was illegal in the first place,


all blind declarations of faith.

The Lawyer quite agreed.

The Press fell silent.

“Guilty!”, cried the Foreman,

giving some employment

to the Executioner.


 (no date)



About KPKeelan

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2 Responses to Poems of a Young Man: “The Knot” (© KPKeelan)

  1. annevance@hrecn.net says:

    I like it, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out who or what the knot is. But since it (whatever it is) was executed, does it no longer exist as a threat?


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