Sacrifice by Ed Blundell

Sacrifice
Ed Blundell

She was so young and beautiful
So gentle and so sweet.
They bound her tightly to the stake
And tied her hands and feet.

They left her on the mountain side,
Knowing what would befall.
They would not stay, they knew that they,
Obeyed the creature’s call.

They came again at break of day,
Knowing they were to blame.
Her body hung, a dry drained husk,
They bowed their heads in shame.

Once a month twelve times a year,
They came to the creature’s lair.
They brought a youth or a maiden
And sacrificed them there.

For ancient sin they paid this price,
To expiate their blame,
Giving the sacrifice of blood,
To the creature none dare name.

She was so young and beautiful,
So gentle and so sweet.
They bound her tightly to the stake
And tied her hands and feet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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