Jacobs Well, Queensland
Shape shifting sheep become the ravening wolves, among the innocents and the fools
Faiths leap dredges deap to bring a mask upon the past and be a true craftsman’s tools
Serving first one side then the other, switch—and back—switch, it gets confusing brother.
Persistent persuasion advances to a higher station, making a seemingly impeccable cover.
Up high on the pedestal, set to rule, no fear, everything looks all so clear, from way up there
but topple the tipplers, those seasoned ripplers, and it’s a great fall from such grace and airs.
Seeing arrogance with some variance, ays are ays, nays are nays, but depending on the day.
While all the slaves who would be saved, save that they never interfere with pre-written play
are given lectures with similar textures, by these men of high intent who make the standards.
All they speak must be true, if you don’t see what they do, but only listen to the braggarts.
With measured madness of our sights, held up to the light, where even such darkness shines
then comes the fall from height, for they of might did fail on the scales, set into our own minds
and when they fall, one and all, when comes the day that they must pay, as surely they must do
out of place, loss of face, fallen grace, forced to answer now, what was lie and what was true
who shall remain to help them stand again, for they are men, and even one third angels fell?
Once given so much love, those we placed so far above, but now, how could one ever tell?
Loss complete, shuffling feet, those who stumbled, oh! So humbled, now all feal the heat.
So unaware, we ought to care, for we helped to put them there, and so should share defeat.
From the wings they come, more than some, new voices make choices, to climb the pedestal
savagely wrestle upon the vessel, until at last, repeat the past, a new order does then nestle.
Below the throne, newly owned, they bow and scrape, no thought to hesitate, to worship on cue.
They enjoy the ride, to pay the tithe, of politics and filthy tricks, and the Devil takes his due.