Once a Royal Carpet


It once had a Berber motif
Rich maroons and golds
Suggestions of the home
Of kings and court
The place where mortal
Respect was not enough.
Visitors showing
All due reverence
And the holy hush.
But times got rushed
And timetables jammed.
The dirt of the everyday
The base and commonplace
Allowed to remain afoot.
Berber became a dusty mat
Softness and sheen encrusted
Pollution released with
Scuffing of traffic.
Eyesight and free breathing
A sad memory.
(Been to a church service lately?)
Call for the beaters
Whack that dust!
And string out the
Life Line.


  1. Set it out on a line and beat the "religion" out of it!


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