The Idol With Red Hair

The Idol With Red Hair

 

A tale set in the year 4010.  Original title:  "The Archaeologist's Astonishing Discovery."  Renamed since it sounded too "academic."

 

By Elton Camp

 

A digger into the past to peek,

Dug into the ground so deep.

Finding a hole in a pile of rubble

Caused him his efforts to redouble.

 

He sought to find a temple intact,

So through the stone he did hack.

When he shone his light inside,

He gasped, eyes became so wide.

 

“Carter do you see anything?”

The words had a familiar ring.

“Amazing things I see in here.

I hope there’s no curse to fear.”

 

“A temple it is certain to be,

The god it honors I can see.”

Statue is here in plastic cast.

Worshipers meant it to last.

 

Its pale, white face signifies death;

Red hair that it demanded wealth.

It has gloves a brilliant yellow,

And look at the shoes on that fellow.

 

Arms and legs clad in red and white.

A big smile shows the god’s delight.

Its yellow tunic an image bears.

The yellow arches set in pairs.

 

The temple’s altar can’t be nice.

Maybe used for human sacrifice.

It once had a source of high heat.

No doubt used to cook some meat.

 

It’s shocking to think what it may have been.

People way back there were addicted to sin.

A sign in old English on the wall does fit.

The translation is certain:  “I’m loving it.”

 

Its meaning back in that day

Is now very hard for us to say.

A temple in this good shape.

To study, many years will take.




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A story set two thousand years into the future.
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