Remnants Of War

Remnants of War

Steely jaws blunt with condemnation
replace the cries of the wounded.

Wielded with cold disdain
they cut away the beauty,
revealing only her betrayal.

Silver tongues whisper contempt
announcing her treachery.

Delivering her sentence with a final cut,
she wears her shame for all to see.

Like an invisible crown of thorns
she carries her burden through the streets,
its’ weight raw with humiliation.