Lords On High (Day 3 of the 12 Days Before Christmas Poetry Challenge)

Greetings all!  I thought it would be fun to take the 12 Days of Christmas song and use that as inspiration for a series of 12 poems from now through Christmas Eve.  In case you have forgotten or don’t know, the 12 Days of Christmas song talk about a series of 12 gifts given to a true love the first 12 days of Christmas.  Using the gifts as a guide, I will be putting up a poem each day by 9am Central Time.  These poems will incorporate the gifts or the idea of the gift into different or modern contexts.  Since this will be happening the 12 days before Christmas, I will be going from gift 12 down to gift 1 instead of the other way round.  Hope you enjoy!  

Day 3-  Gift 10:  10 Lords a Leaping
They don the camouflage of common folk
While impervious to their wisdom
Money reigns over vessels black
Purloined and resisted

Blood must be drawn from every stone
Or by next lowest bidder
Loyalty is found from those
Symbiotic to the creature

Follow forth through curtains drawn
Watch ants in mid-performance
Then settle back to gloat upon
Deftness in their inducement

I pity those who wear the crown
How heavy it must be
And the thinness of the air so high
Quite taxing on the thinking


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