Terror unleashed

Outwitted, outmanoeuvred,

Herod unleashes terror.


Revenge, outraged, ventures out,

Unresisted, unrestrained.


Many are slaughtered to slay the One:

The One survives to save the many.


This is one of a cycle of seven poems by Graham Kings on the Magi,  for Andrew Wheeler's Book, ‘Desire of the Nations: The Magi, their journey and the Child’ (Seismos Press, 2015),  written at Abbotsbury Swannery, Sub-Tropical Gardens and Chesil Beach, Dorset, 1-2 July 2015.

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