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Sold to the enemy for money

was her life worth only that much?

Held captive,

still fighting,

but threatened with torture unless

she rejects what has guided her

to victory.

Forced into abjuring her 'sins'

but were they really?

But of course this wasn't enough for them.

Her death planned from the started,

finally pronounced a relapsed heretic,

but pushed into it. 

Joan of Arc


By Keerthi

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