ARSEHOLE-CUM-ARMAGEDDONS ARSONIST

The words BEWARE OF FAILURE!

painted in bright red and tail ended

with the all-important exclamation mark

I assumed had not lied

 

convicted now in abeyance

and haunted by the warning

I naively took to be as necessary

as wind, beneath my drooping wings

 

so young at the time

having recently heard no more than my own sobbing

on a green hill a distance from where I had lived

in my milksop weak youthful days

 

not by then having had my name

listed among heroes

 

There was no need for this timidity

but there it was exposed

for all the world to see.

How punishing and dirty its vast damning opinions

and multimedia finger pointing

falling about my ears, blurring my vision

 

how I had wished I could shrink-wrap my existence

and hide it cryogenically

until history had forgotten who I had been

 

but would I thaw out reawoken

into a darker scenario in which

I would be automatically enrolled

into mourning the death of the sun

the discolouration of the moon

evaporations of every last wave

the warping of horizons?

 

and could I upon that discovery

set fire to it all

deceitfully in the name of planetary suicide

and disguise the weight of my guilt

with my own death included

in this mass extinction? 

 

   

 

◄ knock knock-who's not there?

A DEMENTED CASE OF OMG! AND THEN SOMETHING ELSE i THINK ►

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LEON STOLGARD

Sat 6th Jul 2019 10:27

with you, all the Rutger way Jemima, High fives Brockster, Jon, Do,Rothy

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Devon Brock

Fri 5th Jul 2019 22:29

Truly humbled by this gift, Leon. This is marvelous work -

"I would be automatically enrolled

into mourning the death of the sun"

I needed to change my shorts after reading that line.

As always, look forward to your next.

D

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Jemima Jones

Fri 5th Jul 2019 15:35

Towards the end of this well-written poem Leon, I get to see the character as some kind of unruly Rutger Hauer type mutant in a scene from Blade Runner. God, I love that film so much. Thank you. Jemima.

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 5th Jul 2019 13:10

yikes, Mindy, because of your comment I've just had to put my blown off socks back on-cheers loads girl.

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 5th Jul 2019 13:07

one day Don I'll take you upon my skeletal knee and explain all the wonders of being a lunatic 😁

<Deleted User> (22247)

Fri 5th Jul 2019 13:07

Wow, Wow, Wow!

Poems this powerful should bear a warning...

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Don Matthews

Fri 5th Jul 2019 13:02

Good heavens! Leon's written
This poem for us three
Now Martin, Devon's educated
But not so simple me

You hit me, left me speechless
I'm just an ordinary
The only thing I understood was
Shrink-wrap cryogeny...😛

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LEON STOLGARD

Fri 5th Jul 2019 12:45

for Devon, Martin, and Don.

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