Apr 17, 2013


The Poem a Day Challenge invites poets to produce a new opus every day during April, so here's an offering for Day 16. 

Poor Luther

His ninety-five points made them squirm,
and because he would not come to terms
with the unreformed Church
that he'd left in the lurch
they fed him a Diet of Worms

On April 16th 1521, Martin Luther was cross examined by the Holy Roman Emperor on charges of fly-posting handbills on a church door in Wittenberg.  (He protested against the curious idea that you could redeem your sins by buying "indulgences".  The indulgence salesmen objected, naturally.)


1 comment:

  1. Worms? Hehehe! I remember the chortles we had at this diet in my schooldays...
    Myself, I like chocolate for an indulgence...


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