Back to the Future

What the ancient practice of beheading points to

In the days of John the Baptist
cruel tyrants filled with hate
would decapitate their captives
serving up their heads on plates.

Fueled by rage and heartless motives
captors used the guillotine
as they executed “justice”
raining red on fields of green.

In Iraq they’re still beheading
those they kidnap, torture, maim.
Without thought of humane treatment,
swords and daggers are a game.

Those who do such are the headless.
Mindless monsters, brainless beasts.
These with masks who wield their weapons
are the lowest of the least.

In a world inclined toward evil
what has been will always be
’til the Prince the Baptist promised
ushers in eternity.