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Debt And The Devil's Dancers

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Debt And The Devil's Dancers

Everybody needed something,
and there was always something in the world that needed somebody,
debt is all about connections to affections,
sustenence to stimulus is only half of the formula,
igniting the impetus is provenance of the pursuit,
debt's birth is in the body of temptation,
in the language of lust,
we all find reasons for indebtedness as architects provide strengths for stones,
always a tune to toil for,innumerable impulses to imbibe in the heart's hollows,
needs & wants wants & needs,a crisscrossing of the conscious,
vacillation like breath on candle flame,
on which branch will your bird discover the berry,
what good is satisfying the basics if we are denied exploration of the scenics,
wonderment wrapped in wishes of mocking mortality,
robes of rose petals,
the less we create for ourselves the more we fawn for the fingers of others fantasies,
impatience an instrument for the Devil to revel and drum,strum and hum,
born into a carnival of the careless and criminal
the Devil has a dream and your his favorite dancer,
you hear in his voice a reflection of yourself and drown in delerium,
a community of stage hands supports your every scream
and silence your shouts for sovereignty,
buy the whole of the basement
but be prepared to be buried there,
a necropolis of creditors and debtors,
expired expressions on the faces of orphans kept alive by water colors
from the pallet of pleasure and perfumes of paradise,
as the spectacle ends the Prince of poverty greets us where dogs bark baldly
and the air is gray with cold,
he grips our hands with a lion's paw and cries coolly  -

J.A.B.  2011

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 6:26:00 PM

    Wow Man you blow me away, What thought and skill in your words! dang babe you got some great intellect in that brain of yours and it was my pleasure to read it. :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/14/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Read me anytime Casarah, anytime you need an intellectual thrill or a taste of pain passion...I like it when you read me. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:33:00 PM

    Love your poetic thoughts. And I love the closing to it. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/21/2012 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the real love Laura - you are so real, and thoughtful! We all at times try to take more than what our wages earn,then there is a price - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 2:34:00 PM

    Justin, Thank you for all your wonerful comments on my poems. Cming from someone as talented as yourself, I am thrilled by them. You have written here with such motion, color, scent and vision. It titillates all my senses

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/21/2012 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I give thanks first to Deity Anne, then to artists like you for the motivation and encouragement! I really did get the senses involved here with the metaphors, so glad it stimulates you great poetess - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:21:00 AM

    YOu are such a deep thinker. So intricate that I get a bit lost sometimes. But wow, you sure do use your words descriptively. Lion's paw for his hand grip! the whole of the basement where one can prepare to be buried. Very imaginative!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/26/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Its all based on truth Andrea; I ever seek,sometimes alone,sometimes with friends like you - thanks for the Fellowship - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 4:03:00 PM

    connections to affections,,,,,love it,,,, get to sentimental about things,,, thank God I don't have debt ;} I'm mindful of that at least. I love this poem,,, you hit it on the mark,,,, or penned it ;},, have a very blessed day ;}

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/26/2012 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love your light Debbie,and poetry too! So glad I piqued you - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 12:46:00 AM

    REally good write here Justin I was impressed "buy" the range content; and presentation ( well done indeed )

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/23/2012 11:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you maverick! Eager to consume your work - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/22/2012 2:11:00 AM

    Justin, i like the way you contradict your own poem, with fascinating outlooks. I don't know about being a pet for the devil... I like that line.. The DEVIL HAS A DREAM" if he was to dream what would it be.. i love the whole attitude in your poem.. and the way you used the word cooly. I have a poem "" called *FOOLEY COOLEY* not on the soup... love your poem..xox~pd

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/22/2012 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Please don't tease P.D. - pray tell what your hidden treasures are Linda,don't deny us all your nurturing light - you truly understand,superb analysis - thanks for loving it all - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/21/2012 7:35:00 AM

    Your poetry is very deep and needs to be read more than once, you own an intricate mind that unravels in the folds of your scribes, looking forward to reading more of your thoughts in the future, have a blessed day, peace, Vie.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/22/2012 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Vie,I sure hope you are right in that I own my mind - you pay me deep respect and I humbly thank you for it - Vie your minde & heart are enormously gorgeous- I'm looking forwards to absorbing your work as well- thanks for everything - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/20/2012 2:49:00 PM

    Another intelligent stream of paradox Looking. For . More. B atry

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/20/2012 11:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have gems for you Brenda - your compliments "mean the world to me"- Here is a special paradox for you, Truth is permenance in transition,J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/20/2012 1:16:00 AM

    Oh, I can't stop looking at your avatar, Justin. At first I thought it looked like an electric dandelion clock, now it looks like there's a small eye in the center. Allbeit, I've read and will re-read this profound write. Amazing imagery to sustain this write on poverty and debt. "dogs bark baldly" while the hounds bay at the feet? No one wants to be the "favorite dancer" here! Loving this write! Best wishes, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/21/2012 12:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mikki you are a real owl of the heart - from the begining of Time The Eye has moved souls to wonderment - you honor me with you thirst for my language - Thanks very much Mikki - J.A.B.