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The Parlor Of Prometheus - Part Five -

" Mephistopheles became a river whose current flowed in the wrong direction,
he believed that suffering could be eradicated from life,
absurd as lead being wieghtless,
his deviance led him to challenge my hegemony in the meditterranian world
during the climax of ancient Rome.
He became obsessed with silly theories of evil,
money is evil, war is evil,
vengence, dishonesty, greed, everything instrumental
to gaining competitive success Mephistopheles was considering to be bad,
he had gone insane
and so I immolated him to the Cosmos
and in loving memory I established a Church, an Empire, from his life,
I made gold from grease."

I was completely stunned by these revelations,
I nearly forgot how to breathe,
I was like a child lost in a labyrinth of questions, doubts & beliefs,
every walkway becoming longer,
every moment
darker, everything true suspect,
I was panicing through amazement,
I mustered the strength to ask one more question
before He dismissed me,
do you think you're evil,
the Devil said,
" I am remorseless, unforgiving and unmistakable,
I can be the pulse of your dreams
and the strain in your heart,
I am a purity so clean
that I am toxic to the profane; I am flesh."

J.A.B.  Copyright 2013

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Omg...those last lines sound like they could have been spoken by by the devil himself....his explanations about what happened to jesus sound quite real..religion is an illusion ...stunning write Justin. I applaud your amazing talent

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/26/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I applaud your gracious unselfishness Karen - you are so sweet and real my friend - I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to not only read all five parts but also giving so much to me in all five of your magnificent responses - you make me proud, and motivated - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:18:00 PM
    "I made gold from grease"-that stuck with me for a while...for some reason. . .I am just as stunned as your character by these revelations. What a set of verses dear friend! WOW. The conclusion swept me clean. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/17/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for commenting on all of the segments my dear friend - yes Laura, their is something fundamentally vicious about Satan's sentiments regarding the elimination of his competitor, his Son - the ' 'grease from gold' metaphor is the poetic jewel of this composition - it encapsulates the entire conflict, character and meaning of the write - J.A.B. %