The Crowning with Thorns

The fools again against the King of Kings:

“What is this kingdom you were talking about
when a free man,
a kingdom based on poverty
and being eunuchs, submitting to offence
and giving with no guarantee
nor obligation to repay? Now
take this cane,
you fool, as worth
as the fume of your words. Now take
this crown of stinging thorns
so that no-one may say anything.

 

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