Disclaimer: I would be dust if I were the original writer of the bible.

"So, she, having been prompted by her mother, said, Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter." Matthew 14.8

He was loved by the multitude

and hated just the same.

Cast out of towns/ A man with a wayward tongue.

Labeled as a crazy man yet his oaths always came true

but his freedom to speak had ended to soon.

An uncertain King captured poor John

not meaning to bring him any harm

But he had a giant feast

and granted a wish to his wicked niece

Who uttered "Give me his head"

With a heavy heart,

He sent guards after John.

a flash of silver and a splatter of crimson

John the Baptist was no more.

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