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The Jew and a Nazi

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The Jew and a Nazi


Singing praise of past lives
with the dreams of swastikas and rose-tinted spectacles
floating through my head.
One moment, a Polish Jew,
the next, an Aryan German -
dual reflections held in the iron gaze
of a predatory raptor and the sharp-angled, six-pointed star
perpetually spinning, reopening wounds
which the weeping Roses of Sharon cannot heal.


I held you in my youthful arms, 
serpents rising from the secret codes of my loins, 
and I worshipped you as an old, universal lover 
as I penetrated your dark womb;
a sanctified temple of Angels and Daemons.
    
Initially we prayed to the inverted graves
sliding through oil-slicked skies,
so young of heart and mind we were. 
Our love was purified in the hellish Axis-kiln 
paralleling the flames flickering against our skin. 

The vessel of our love shone like glass, 
cooling off to less dangerous levels 
in the forgiving breeze of empathy
(aside from the fact that when I watched you move,
the world stood still for me).

And then we wiped away the green grins from the glass.
 
We became one pulse,  
the Jew and a Nazi
teaching each other how one should not pray to 'him' alone, 
for both phallic powers are needed 
to light the spark of creation:
    
"Our Father AND Mother who art in Heaven(after), 
hallowed be both thy names."

Male and female energies 
breathing life into each other,
fusing together 
like slightly distorted transvestite, Siamese twins. 
    
We wanted to stay in our fleshly pleasures, 
but our minds spread wings. 
Taking flight, 
ascending smoothly within turbulence, 
we transformed into golden light, 
moving invisible objects with our thoughts,
removing shackles, opening secret locks,
figuring out who was who --

who were the real Jews, and who were the true Nazis,
who were the Angels and who were the Daemons....

....who were Daemons and who were Angels. 









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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:11:00 PM

    Hey Chris...Congrats on a thrilling drunken pen poem..I figured u be in the action and at the top of the food chain of winners! Kudos to you!...I had to come back to read this one again...The story is tantalizing to me--2 completely different sides of the fence merging together thru the most nightmarish times...Whoever let them thru the checkpoint to come to America must have had a gigantic heart! ...What'dya say? A great movie this story would be! :) gwendolen

    R. Avatar G. R. Date: 5/31/2012 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    North America rather....ooops.
  1. Date: 5/25/2012 4:29:00 AM

    u DAEMON YOU !...DiGGin' the turtle....I mean Title. (boston accent) O i figured u pissed the masses good and off with this one. I creamed my panties.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 12:50:00 AM

    This comment has been found to be in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A. and will be removed immediately**hahahahah..No, actually this one is quite amazing...were these excerpts in a movie or a book? I love reading this kind of stuff! Fav'n it! Wow! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 1:29:00 PM

    i liked the danger element 2 the title, as it commanded attention yet it carried this story beautifuly written. I really enjoyed this . Ronny

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 1:28:00 PM

    i liked the danger element 2 the title, as it commanded attention yet it carried this story beautifuly written. I really enjoyed this . Ronny

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:32:00 PM

    "[...] both phallic powers are needed/ in order to light the spark of creativity/creation."! Intelligent and powerful lines-stanza! I like the ambivalence at the end...but I wont talk about it. : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 10:31:00 PM

    "[...] both phallic powers are needed/ in order to light the spark of creativity/creation."! Intelligent and powerful lines-stanza! I like the ambivalence at the end...but I wont talk about it. : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 2:31:00 PM

    I hope you don't delete this one. It's a fascinating story of the power of love. I guess I'm a romantic because I do believe it conquers all and never fails.

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 12:23:00 PM

    soupmail :) Catie

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 10:29:00 AM

    I reckon, you should keep this one... You had me guessing with this one. Wondering where it was heading.. Okay that's just my 5 cents worth of madness coming through.. Hope you are doing okay CDA ;)

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 6:05:00 AM

    Beautiful poetry inspired by an amazing story...love is very powerful...

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 5:27:00 AM

    I like this one better than the first version, it held me on the edge of my seat throughout. I wanted more! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 4:11:00 AM

    Sheer brilliance my friend, and the point you are making here, is wonderful. personally i one whom was reared in a community, which was anti catholic, anti jew, anti sex (if one was caught that is). realized once let out into the wide world,what nonsense, i could go on and on. again this such a well written poem Chris on one of the many themes that is the human race. harry

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 12:40:00 AM

    that coin thing is better than good...i'll be looking for it.

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 12:12:00 AM

    Smile ˜ Must Have Been Mom & Pops Huh, Hahaha ˜ Just Poking A Bit Of Loving Fun At My Brilliant, Profound & Beautiful Friend, Chris * Yessss, I'm Riding The Smooth Waves Through This Place Amid Times Ages These Days Sooo, Beach Blanket Bingo For Me Baby * My Love, Forever; John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 12:09:00 AM

    you had me going....i was like not chris...and he want to buy the compton police station.lol.. STRONG COFFEE my dude...Hey what was the blasphemy u were thinking? U OWE ME!

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 10:35:00 PM

    Hey there Chris. I remember this beautiful love story. It had a different title before though? Yes, how wonderful when love becomes boundless, overcoming just about anything. Hmm you getting unsupported code? Was that supposed to be in italics? I believe TPS changed the code from i to em. Hope that helps! :D

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 5/12/2012 11:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nikko, thanks for the heads up on the unsupported code! Yeah, this is a re-mix of an earlier poem. I will decide which version I like better, before deleting one of the copies. Yes, love is the one true Creator.