"Pittura Infamante:-A Poem About Traitors
A Little Background….
PIttura Infamante is a Italian phrase naming a defaming-portrait, especially during the Renaissance period in Italy.
Popular subjects of Pittura Infamante are traitors, thieves and those guilty of bankruptcy where often there is no legal remedy available.
PIttura Infamante term was based on a feudal honour-based code, where shame was its main form of social punishment.
Pitture Infamanti shaming occurred in public places.
a soft haze
hugs my sorrow and daze
eyes filled with teardrops
as I gaze over the milksop
my head is now forced so low
that my silver cloak
makes me invisible within the world
what stands behind me is not foretold
innocent words are contoured by dark minds
puncturing and wounding my back undenied
forcing me to the ground
to from a humiliating mound
betrayal is the centre of evil doing
especially when against one’s virtues, not sins within you.
the deeper the wound
the greater the sorrow, and prejudice proven
darkness seeks battle with the mind
leaving a blood-soaked bandage wrapped and timed
the battle is going to be long
prepare to comfort, and soothe what’s wrong
out the front is the battalion of self value
ready to prance, stomp and rescue
fire of the sun and heart full of fun
will change the fight to be won
traitors were hung upside down
the traitor’s view is upside down
lower than sewerage scum
maybe it’s time to stay low
non-action is action in toe
time to rest a wounded heart in kind
stay with the haze non-aligned
Someone professing friendship yet who practices injury is something
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