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Epic Evocations -

There are circumstances in life
that frighten people from finding new thresholds
as the random footstep trepidates the mellow rabbit,

the immense,monumental,momentous achievements of our lives
oft commence with common & innocuous prevails
over mild and trite tribulations,
are the instruments of the gallant,
the anxiety of the meek,and the ruin of the impetuous,
as discretion is the anvil of Justice,

the sage & accomplished do not seek out the epic
because they are well tempered like the hammer of Justice,
the courageously wise kiss the epic twist,
the tough,tenacious & triumphant need the epic
like stars require the dark for shine,
a castle without seige is just a large lonely home,
epic provides aspirations,

epic emotions, epic companionships, epic animosities
throw us into pits of of peril and the satisfaction of survival,
inspiration,creation are Godsends not habbit,
epic pain, epic joy, epic heartache & hardship, epic strength
are the fruits of the lightning struck tree,
let the crows,and eagles rest on thee, golden habitat,
adore epic dreams, epic fidelity, epic failure and epic resuscitations,
heed the sqwuak of the shy scavangers
who mock,jeer & hide from epic presentations,
let your Soul require epic strain,stress and salvation,
without Epic there is only starving eagerness for existence
which will grind spirit upon stone of pumice -


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  1. Date: 10/29/2014 1:14:00 PM
    You give meaning to the word epic. You are all the things you described. You defy the fight, you love, you conquer in warrior fashion...a bravery that has do or die as it's emblem. I'm enamored by this write...

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/31/2014 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I must thank you from the core of my heart Jade, for having me revisit the beauty and bravery of Epic...ah, to live ellusive of epic percussion, what a sin of safety..the epic chances, and creations in our lives make the heartbeat divine. I know you have the Epic in you deep Jade, its in your eyes, your extremes, its in your lovely genius! I'm so inspired by your emblem sentiment,WOW! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:36:00 PM
    Justin,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 11/22/2012 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As your new avatar clearly demonstrates PD. you are a beautiful & loving star with an instinct for the jugular - you are my Sphinx because you are a powerful teacher to me and I am truly thankful for your ability - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/1/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Interesting write here my friend, and so well put indeed.."

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/2/2012 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thank you for your respect Joe - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/31/2012 5:39:00 PM
    We all need the great but we all are mostly great in our area of the universe and without the ordinary the world would not operate so smoothly but when the ordinary live faithfully each day carrying out their obligations whatever they are no matter now small that person has performed in epic behavior...Great topic that you have chosen and great presentation..Enjoyed reading ...Thanks for stopping by..Your comments are appreciated..Sara

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/1/2012 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with you Sara - there is a time to be ordinary, and a time to be extraordinary - the import of my poem is remind that an unheroic life can be a great disappointment not only to ourselves, but also to Providence - fortunately this worls presents us with truly unlimited opportunity to be fantastic my friend - thank you for caring - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/29/2012 6:37:00 PM
    lovely write, Justin! Keep up the great work. Hugs - Laila

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/31/2012 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Epic occurrances oft are lovely, one way or the other Laila - thanks for the love! J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/29/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Justin - this was interesting - and very good work - xoxo / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/31/2012 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Epic things spawn interesting consequences Anne -I thank you much for the sweet visit - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/28/2012 10:08:00 PM
    Justin, many thresholds to cross. ~;-) Ifeel a little alliteration stirring in your poem..ha ha.. Did you notice it, or did you do it on purpose. ((not full alliteration)) Okay, back to my comment. Hammering the lust with a twist. I love the epic flight. Kind of an enigmatic sensual feeling. All life is epic, no matter the ride, or who is left alone. I love the hot look U gave your poem, almost like lava running down my face with triumph and failure. The epic call to all the mysteries of my God,

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/28/2012 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Correct PD., and every time I think I've crossed the most profound threshold I get pinched on the lip by another of Life's bemusements! I'm glad this poem is as sensuous as well as being philosophical for you my Sphinx - Our God gives us these mysteries for salvation through thresholds met - thanks for the super love - J.A.B.
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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:38:00 PM
    Incredible piece. I particularlly liked the beginning. Much wisdom in these lines. Thanks for sharing this with us all. We appreciate it immensely. I know I do. Take care and keep up the great work. Always, Laura

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 8/29/2012 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad to hear that! Your poems too inspire me. It's incredible how many amazing, talented poets are on this website. I don't think I would have written many of the poems I have today if it werent for people like you. I had to come back to this one. I really do enjoy reading your work. :) ~Laura
    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/28/2012 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Laura, I may go chasing rabbits but I don't want to live my life like one - Your respect and poetry are big inspirations! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/28/2012 1:34:00 PM
    A lovely write, Justin; so very true! Epic surely is "fruits of the lightning struck tree" blow me away with your imagery and accuracy!:) Definitely things to ponder. Great ending to this wonderful write!!! Best wishes, love, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/28/2012 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah Mikki, Providence allows me to write some good stuff, I'm thankful, for Providence, and for friends like you - if I can't have Epic then I don't want it at all! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/27/2012 8:57:00 PM
    gosh, you have done an epic poem! You have quite a vocabulary displayed in this poem, Justin. It was nice meeting you tonight. I think you are rather new here?

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/28/2012 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Andrea, its epiclly epic! I'm only new every second like you too! Thanks for the respect - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/27/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Excellent poetry you should enter it in the visceral contest, as I feel it would do well there, this is definitely not from intellect, loved it, vie xxx

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/28/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate the encouragement Vienna - this piece did originate in the depths of spirit Vie - thanks for the love my friend! J.A.B.