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Homeland Heretics - Part One

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Homeland Heretics - Part One

A world was created where every individual believed that being represented
was essential as religions require symbols 
to be interpreted by the ordained,
meaning of things provided for us like fertilizer on furrowed fields,
law & tax codes, medical knowledge, emotional expressions governed by consensus,
a democracy of dellusions,
dissent is dangerous and humility heroic,
where surrender preserves and patriotism perverts,
clowns kings and criminals having wings,

Medeval Christianity mastered markmanship of community authority seizing 
the sugar of inventive intuition,
terrorizing the truth of personal experience,
thrones were tailored temptations, temples entrapments of greater mystery,
cathedrals collossal contraptions for centralizing consciousness, books burned,
jewels for fools & the fooled manackled to the alter of passivity,
masses being timid tools concentrating their energies on empire expansion,
exiled from ego,
crusades to crush criticism, a monopoly of memory
and torture the text of theocracy,
Cathars killed for lessons become occult,
unlawful cognizance of God within,

authority addicts abandoning their oaths to protect people,
subjects countrymen become,
being pledges & collateral for debts incurred for imperial improvidence,
babies of the masses transformed into bankers' bounty via certificates,
maturing securities on malignant markets of merchantile magic,
digital slave trade,
self governance gainsaid as being a primitive pathology,
a symptom of paranoia or maybe xenophobia,
personally voting on taxation, education and wars apostacy,


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  1. Date: 10/2/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Hello Justin, nice seeing you on line... moving on to the second part... :-) Linda

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 10/3/2013 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Its always exciting seeing you PD. - thanks - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:30:00 PM
    You have some very memorable lines in this first section - Some of my personal favorites- "dissent is dangerous and humility heroic, where surrender preserves and patriotism perverts," -also, "a democracy of delusions" and "exiled from ego" ~Your way with words throughout is altogether riveting. I appreciate your informative and artful composition. Sorry I might have drifted a bit from praising you and speaking my mind. I encourage you to continue what you are doing. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/26/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Laura for noticing the art as well as the provacative/historical message of this composition - I admire your strengthening intelligence - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:29:00 PM
    I agree with SKAT on this one. Quite gripping. This world is filled with confusion, but with help and with wisdom we can rise above all of the bad and be strengthened by it. Some things are simply out of our control, and sometimes we just have to allow higher authorities to do their's hard to respect authority when they may be abusing their power..but it is vital. I believe all that happens in this world, good or bad, is all part of a bigger, more glorious plan.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/26/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your latter sentiment & belief is correct Laura - happy that I can motivate others,especially gifted artists to reexamine the socioeconomic structure that surrounds them - thanks for the well tempered comment Laura - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 6:09:00 PM
    wow! Justin, gripping and 2 powerful 4 a gal like me. However you are one intriguing poet.......... love................SKAT

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/26/2013 1:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So happy that I got a smart girl like you thinking deep Skat - God put something strange in my brain - so nice to see you again - J.A.B. %