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By Now You Have Forgot' - To Whom It May Concern - Part 2

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By Now You Have Forgot' - To Whom It May Concern - Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Upon your knees in golden naves, while peeking through the slots, You horded thirty silver pieces, downed a whiskey shot, Then crossed yourself and wrapped yourself in furs of ocelots, And danced on cleated cloven hoofs in purple polka-dots, Then drank His blood from chalice cups with pious afterthoughts. You’ve treated men like mongrels chained, like little flies to swat, By doing what you wanted to, instead of what you aught; You wipe your nose with dollar bills and pay your serfs with snot, But when you pause to preen your pride, you scrub a scarlet blot. In ashes of our victories: the diamonds that you sought, The crock of gold, the Golden fleece of bogus Argonauts - In mirrors of your lifelessness, the evils you begot. The haunted leaves on winds of time have strewn a shallow plot Where now beneath the frozen stones blanched bodies bathe in rot, Disintegrate, return to dust and feed Forget-Me-Nots, Amidst the bane and pits of pain where broken bones lie caught. In fields above the catacombs and tombs of Camelot The black and withered tree of death is rooted to the spot, Where oft beneath a bleeding moon you hid your gold in pots Embedding doubts neath barren bogs where roots of wormwood squat. While waiting at the river Styx, in twisted time untaught, From branches of the gallows tree, in recollections wrought, Your soul, a beggar’s blanket, hangs in crazy quilted knots, With dangling pearls and diamond studs mid dripping crimson clots, And gaping wounds and bulging eyes like fouling apricots, And wrapped in chains around your neck, the Reaper’s grim garrote.
For that's the fate of all your kind, disclosed by Wise Men taught. But that was, oh, so long ago, by now you have forgot’... End

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:04:00 PM
    A mesmerizing work Terry, have never read anything like this before and probably never will again unless you write it. I was spellbound right to the last line and could never express how I felt reading it. Bravo for greatness!

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 3:49:00 PM
    looking at the length at first i said oh no. but getting to the meat of it i could not let it go. before finishing the first page, before i even faved it i sent it to a copier so i could save it. GREAT WORK GREAK WORK!!!!!!!!! you left no stone unturned.

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 7:27:00 AM
    Terry you have written "BIG" - very impressed - Wooow!! xoxo love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 5:47:00 PM
    please see my comment to part one and raise my praise exponentially....WRITE ON BRO! YOUR PHRIEND AND PHIEND preepoetree ~free cee~

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 7:13:00 PM
    What an awesome poem with very strong imagery and message

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 5:32:00 PM
    Best not to forget least we fall into the same traps again. Great writes

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 1:29:00 PM
    wow, a gem here, Terry - I love the way it flows so beautifully and with a very powerful message.

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 7:59:00 AM
    A Classic Terry, the message here comes through loud and clear, and Oh boy you are so right. 'By now we all have forgot' except for you that is.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:22:00 PM
    How do you do it? Loved it! I want more!!! Ha,ha..Lets see what else you've got.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:09:00 PM
    A passionate epic tale, Terry! You've navigated splendidly with this monorhyme form. Very clever write, Terry. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:41:00 PM
    you write beautifully

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:16:00 PM
    right on, and write on dear poet. it was fascinating to read such depth in your work. Bravo!!! Cindy

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:42:00 PM
    Wow what are you on? I want some, what an epic, brilliant xxx