Ambrose Bierce

By: James Parker
June 24, 2009


AMBROSE BIERCE (1842-1914?)

Ambrose Bierce,
You were terribly fierce:
You fought in the Civil War.
Pigs eating men’s faces
And strategic disgraces
Were some of the things you saw.
In affairs sacrilegious
You were quite prodigious,
Regarding Our Lord as a fag.
But all is forgiven
And now you’re in heaven,
You magnificent brimstone wag.


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