Charles J. Ingerson

MAGOR-MISSABIB
(Fear on Every Side)

Peacocks swelling heads
brandishing scimitars sharp
cries of worries and dreads
all is seen as an escarp

War and rumors of wars
tumults and disasters
bombings, killings soar
images of bloody plasters

Terror all around to embrace
Prophets of old knowing
having foretold this face
sadly slowly found growing