lust & lies

A quadrille for dVerse Poets on theme of “sleep”….

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things got hot in egypt

when potiphar’s wife urged
young servant joseph
“come, sleep with me!”

he refused to dishonor master;
resisted by fleeing without cloak
which became false evidence

potiphar’s wife deceitfully
cried “rape!” which swiftly
landed joseph in slammer

integrity is costly!

painting ofJoseph and Potiphar’s Wife” by Guido Reni, 17th century

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Simone E
    May 27, 2022 @ 12:10:19

    So very true! Often we need to pay the price for honesty..

    Reply

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 19, 2022 @ 14:43:09

    It happens but doesn’t it often end up with he says, she says.

    Reply

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