Ode to Holy Mountain


Ode to Holy Mountain

Whisper, breath, and grimace foul

 darkness heark

the herald angels bring soft light

and starkness

rally round the maypole flag

the faggots on fire

burning spears

shafts of years

 yard upon yard of fluff and regard

respect the waking bags of flesh

their eyes sadly placed

hair loose and unkempt

climbing from semen into satchels and purses

enclosed by walls of carpeted curtains

distance unleashes us from pain

and we die in concrete beneath acid rain

jokers smiling, pandemic liars

reach and roll. romantic shivers

she and he, are and our

the mystery of life and the need for power 

put arms around dying personalities

leech something from gas and tumors

sinking like the titanic

quenching of fires in fountains

the foot soldier pads to tall yonder mountains

surrounds himself with people and places

collecting figurines and miserable faces

inside his kingdom, inside her squalid home

her messy drawings of dinners and spoons

his internal world of hatred and whores

they sit across from love and loss

amidst the dying of beauty

a coral ocean of squid like ink

and the fanciful muses of retired mystique

bequeath to earth a vial of vile bile

furnace fires smelt rubber tires

paper waste and dead vegetation

peek and seek, new recreation

drugs and blood and synthetic procreation

cant mask the face of this classless generation

cant live without, cant breath or shout

 over our heads

the planes race the trains

the towns waste

beneath the shadows of cities

 all the youth

 are bruised blue black and white

without the color or the hue

temples of devastation

each word spoken

a memory is taken

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knight4696 commented on Ode to Holy Mountain


I found this to be a very interesting and haunting verse, I'm not going to say I comprehended it all - At times I found myself re-reading to try to analyze it. That's when I remembered that over analyzing just takes away from the journey. I started over and re-read it again without stopping at every line and found that I enjoyed it more the second time! Keep on writing and keep me wanting more! :)

Singcanary commented on Ode to Holy Mountain


love your word use...your a kindred spirit as I. Very similar selectiveness of vivid pictures that flow. Bravo...

latinangel commented on Ode to Holy Mountain


Hello wolfie, it reads like something you would hear at a poetry reading. Your expressions as always painted so vividly on your canvas. You are a true artist.

dmilphil commented on Ode to Holy Mountain


Some greaT EXpression. Not sure of it all. You have a good style.

HopeOhlarik commented on Ode to Holy Mountain


every well written, the description is amazing. as always you did a awesome job!

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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