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Rage Against The 12 Kings

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Rage Against The 12 Kings

Rage Against The 12 Kings

On icy thrones, they sit on high,
And pull the strings of average men.
Their governing, silent, ruthless,
As potent and lethal as venom.

They pull strings of mere mortals,
Presidents, Premiers,Dictators,
Tugging these chosen with vindictive force,
Assuring the subjugation is understood.

What can we do,powerless,stricken,unheard,
As the 12 Kings rule from up high?
Behind the ash of burning cities,
With shields of concealment and ruse.

Creators of demons, that exist only in fear,
Liars, twisted minds pocked with deceit,
Money guzzling, shape shifters all,
As they spin their yarns of terror.

I rage against the self crowned dozen.
I long for the judgement that ends their treason.
I cry for humanity that drifts with Dante's souls
In the winds of purgatory below icy thrones.


Brenda Atry
5/23/2011

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 8:36:00 PM
    Incredible Brenda, just incredible - but the subjugation you refer to so passionately may very well be credible - "shape shifters" - you are like a starving Angel to me - J.A.B. % I pray that you'll be coming back -

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 1:54:00 PM
    A very powerful write Brenda ! You have a talent to present things so gracefully even if it is about a rage against any higher authority . Superb !

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 6:57:00 AM
    this was awesome nicely done.. so much power behind your words. cory

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:18:00 AM
    Incredibly powerful here. I am truly stunned.

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Awesome write, Brenda. There does seem to be a supernatural force ruling our leaders, but it certainly not the hand of God. I'm interested in learning more about the 12 kings. Read Dante's Inferno years ago in school and don't recall a reference to them. Maybe I'm having a brain fart. LOL Powerful poem!!! If you're not already in my favorite poets' list, you're headed there now. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 5:47:00 AM
    Thank you for posting and allowing us to enter into your world of poetry today. The diversity of our poets and their poetry here at PoetrySoup is astounding. It was my pleasure to read your poetry today Brenda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 3:35:00 PM
    if i am left speechless by a poem does that automatically make me write-less? stirring..it just moved....by a poet who bleeds to write. i.e.of Ms. Atry.who, with others, rule...! Just stirring fondly, your friend ~free cee!~ no explanations necessary, just missed your blurbs of late..yours in obligations, obliterations, the oblivious, and obvious liars...~free cee!~ from Phreepoetree