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Sonnet 245: The Original Friday the 13th

Updated on August 31, 2017
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Jose loves history and has an eye for details, aware that little things can have tremendous effects on the fates of nations and individuals.

The Templars stepped out far off from the line.
They act as if a church within a church.
Soon wither leaves that fall off from the vine.
The church can’t be of independent parts.

The holy Ark is such a sacred thing
For them to seek and find all on their own.
They never said a word to pope or king.
Their motives are suspect, their aims unknown.

Select, O king, a date on which to strike;
They have their quiet perfidy to damn.
Their brothers everywhere shall fall alike;
I’ll write to all the kings of Christendom.

Not one Knight Templar shall be left alive.
Their secret cult can’t be allowed to thrive.

Jose Rizal M. Reyes
November 17, 2007A

rhyming pattern: abab cdcd efef gg
sonnet type: English Classic (traditionally referred to as English sonnet, Shakesperian sonnet and Elizabethan sonnet)

Jacques de Molay -- the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar -- was burned alive at the stake after torture and imprisonment. He was among those arrested on October 13, 1307 due to the actions of Pope Clement V and King Philip the Fair o
Jacques de Molay -- the 23rd and last Grand Master of the Knights Templar -- was burned alive at the stake after torture and imprisonment. He was among those arrested on October 13, 1307 due to the actions of Pope Clement V and King Philip the Fair o

Summary: In this poem, Pope Clement V is addressing King Philip the Fair of France. Their fateful decision would lead to the general purge and sudden fall from grace and power of the globally prosperous and influential Knights Templar.

Submitted for HubPages publication: August 5, 2017.

A haunting and fascinating story

The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons
The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

One of the many books about this subject that haunted and fascinated mankind for centuries.

 

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