The Paracelsus Embrace


That the poisoned become the poison

is all too often true,

their embrace pre-laced with toxin

their intention to imbue.


Subversively soft and gentle

oft with wit and guile,    

they're the demons of invention

they'll skewer you with a smile. 


They are innocent of malice

as they bathe you in their light,

there's salvation in their chalice

and the gift of second sight,


that you might see what they see 

enlightened to ensnare,

and take the darker path

to be with them in their lair.


For as dose determines poison

so does moderation cure,

breathe only that which shields you

from their poisonous allure. 

◄ What Sea Shells See

On New Year Morning ►


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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 1st Jan 2019 19:07

Thank you Cynthia,

It's good to see you popping in now and again, I very much appreciate your comments and encouragement.

Very kind of you indeed,


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 31st Dec 2018 20:17

Such deep, dramatic words for new horizons, another year commencing with its specific challenges: what to 'see'; what to hear; what to believe; what to think. This reads like a Greek parable, with many 'ideas' to follow.

Innocence is an amazing concept, capable of embracing much complexity. I like the way your mind works, David. And your scope of knowledge.

Toxology is a huge issue. I guess chemo is really a form of it, isn't it?

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 30th Dec 2018 19:55

Thanks for the reading and comments gents, much obliged.


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M.C. Newberry

Sat 29th Dec 2018 15:45

The profession of politics brought to life.


Sat 29th Dec 2018 14:08

David this is such an all-inclusive exposition, the likes of which I have not seen in a long time.

It is indeed a treatise of such magnitude Wolf, that sums up my whole life and my feelings so succinctly.

To quote Paracelsus: “I am different. Let this not upset you”


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Sat 29th Dec 2018 13:19

Interestingly this could be applied to various bodies with ulterior motives, smoke and mirrors etc. I have noticed a tendency for this in the gullible and converted, especially in the "new world order" mentality, where whole edifices are erected in the mind. Not that I am for material life only as you know, but there is danger always at hand , of which you are more than aware. Enough said....
Thought provoking and can be applied liberally !


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