Той се кле със страшни речи…

Он поклялся в строгом храме...

Той се кле със страшни речи
на Мадоната във храма,
че ще бъде верен вечно
на най-Праведната дама.

Ала после взе да пада,
и с порока да играе…
Бе веднъж заклан при свада
и след туй дойде пред рая.

„Ти ли се закле у храма —
Богородица му рече,
че на Праведната дама
ще й бъдеш верен вечно?

Мен лъжци не са ми скъпи,
да ги слушам аз не мога.
Който клетва е престъпил —
да не търси жал у Бога.“

„Прошка, прошка“ — викна само
той пред зейналите двери.
„Търсих Праведната дама —
никъде не я намерих!“

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