Godfrey Rust

(London, England)

Communique


In the end we have to state
that no agreement was reached.
His stubborn opposition to compromise
was never breached.

Talks went on through the night
to meet Friday’s deadline.
Even the governor was woken early
to sign.

But no peace formula was found
at the eleventh hour.
Between the princes of earth and of heaven
there will be no sharing of power.

Every effort was made
to break down his reticence
but he would not join in any talks
and maintained his silence.

The release of prisoners
was the final opportunity.
It is reported that he did not take advantage
of the governor’s offer of clemency.

There is no bilateral statement
for the six o’clock news.
The communiqué that was displayed
said simply, He is the King of the Jews.

On reflection it is clear
his agenda had been set from the start.
He planned a suicide mission
against the strongholds of the heart.

He did not negotiate with sin
when matters reached their head.
He would not de-commission his arms
but spread them wide instead.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Communique by Godfrey Rust )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Funerall Elegy XX, Francis Quarles
  2. Lovely, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  3. Life, Mustapha Muinah
  4. Funerall Elegy XIII, Francis Quarles
  5. A monkey's like a ghazal in his mom's eyes, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. Death Be Not Proud: A parody (with apolo.., Arindom Borah
  7. Funerall Elegy VII, Francis Quarles
  8. YOU MAKE ME RICH!, Seema joglekar
  9. My Wife, dee villa
  10. Ema ايما, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]