As in the Days of Noah

If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,
Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.
(Genesis 4:23, 24)


Founding cities, slaying sons,
Cain’s descendants ran the guns.
Gangstas reigned, before the flood
Polygamy, hoochies, vengeance, blood…
Doubtful honor was defended;
Love waxed cold, revenge commended.
Lamech laid the lyrix down:
Bragging boasts from a violent clown;
Clueless at the coming deluge
Staking out his Cainite refuge
Before it all was swept away
In Noah’s long-awaited day.
Urban violence, thugs and beats,
Criminals clogging Enoch’s streets;
All the glory misbegotten:
Urban legends long forgotten.

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