Sergius And Bacchus

That’s gotta be the most beautiful thing I’ve read of yours! Not that the rest ain’t great. But this is very special. And the photo equally beautiful. Many thanks Oscar.

In So Many Words


Two Roman soldiers killed

in 303 AD

Openly gay lovers

Rumored to possibly

Have a closeted faith

In Christianity

They were both arrested

When they refused to attend

Sacrifices to Zeus

A crime they could not amend

Were paraded in Drag

Through the streets to no end

Since the two did not fear

Nor felt the need to hide

They chanted to the crowds

They were dressed as Christ’s brides

But their captors found this

Response sordidly snide

Separated the two

Sans mercy beat Bacchus

Who died and that same night

Appeared to Sergius

Urging him not to give up

For Heaven awaits us

Reunited we’ll be

Together forever

And only days later

Sergius’ head was severed

Realizing their love

And earthly endeavor

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