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Gothic Grace -


She had a gothic heart,
predictability and tamming tranquility were her counterparts,
she felt pain as gain,

peace was nettlesome and purposeless,
an abomination that careless civilization is undeserving of,
life is best consumed in confrontation,

within her magnificent mind God's value gravitated toward the power of volatility,
instability as instinct,
truth is permenance in transition,
Victoria believed that divinity as a mystery unsolved is more exhilerating
than explication or epiphany leading to the extinction
of curiosity's reign,
Victoria knew that law and politics are nothing more than an imposition
by the few heaved upon the many,a yoke of oppressive genius,
Victoria, a child of love betrayed,a woman of courage displayed
thought toughly & tenderly about the potential of mercy,
an enviable Empress,

compassion and kindness were complimentary components
to her dangerous disposition as hawkish talons
may be employed for feeding of fighting,
she developed into a clandestine warrior of natural necessity,
this world would either waste her
or she would wound the witnessed wickedness,

there was no harmony to be hankered for,life is a war of wills & wits,
espionage,diplomacy,truces,tributes and trounces always in the making,
Victoria loved God like a woman loves the anguish of pregnancy,
Victoria had a passion and a pity
for the Creator responsible for her awakening -

J.A.B.


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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:16:00 PM

    Hey Justin. I've been reading some more of your work on here- I really like your work. I understand your situation- I don't expect you to read my work but I do appreciate your respect--I am just glad that yours is available to the public ^^. Your work is very inspiring. In fact, if you have ever read my poem called Plucked Raven Feather--I wrote that piece in part with your work and your brilliance in mind. I hope all is well. Thanks for your sweet words on my latest piece. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:17:00 PM

    You are definitely writing from a higher place, since this rarely happens, let me soak by your ink best I could, have a peaceful evening a nice sleep and wake up refreshed so you can write again, love and light, Vienna. xxx

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/23/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am more than happy to warm you the best I can Vie - I haven't forgotten your hospitality, or your powerful poetry - thanks for the love my friend! J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:08:00 PM

    Justin, Gothic to the eyes, when needles dig deeper than spears.. One can live with self harmony,, when feed through the blood of grace.. sorry for my epic metaphoric comment.. I love your last 3 lines... they scream.. watch out world.. Justin, Awakening the will line of it all. Victoria, is a grace of comfort.. Gothic only stands alone... thank you always for being so good to me.. xox~PD

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/23/2012 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I could't be any other way towards you my Sphinx, I cherrish your soul - I could swear that you just wrote a wonderful piece in my comment box PD. - yes, spirit has sanctuary in the blood, well said! Thank You - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:52:00 AM

    A completed written poem Justin - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/23/2012 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne - I enjoy producing compositions that have a begining middle and end, something complete about it - but I respect, and also craft others types of poetry - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:49:00 AM

    She reminds me quite of the "creature" in Frankenstein. This is a expertly crafted piece...wonderful

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/23/2012 4:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I should watch that movie, the Bride Of Frankenstein - Victoria can be easily misunderstood because she is a warrioir Jay, like you are, and sometimes people refuse to sympathize with a warriors fury and ambition - coming from an expert this compliment is motivating Jay, thanks - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/22/2012 1:51:00 PM

    I am here for my dose of your contribution to my intellect. Love that line "truth is permanence in transition"; loved to dwell on that and others in Victoria's story. Keep that pen going Justin, makes me happy! Love, Lizabeth

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/22/2012 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've got your presciption always in my heart Elizabeth - glad you appreciate the philosophy my friend - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 11:41:00 PM

    I see you poured a lot of effort into this impressive write.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/22/2012 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This poem is for everyone who needs to stand up to the world that is enshrined in structured chaos - thanks Robert - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 7:36:00 PM

    You were right - totally digged it. Very nicely written! Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/22/2012 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was written in part, for women with your intensity Laura - I appreciate your devotion - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 7:14:00 PM

    Too Good and Perfectly Worded!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner Date: 8/22/2012 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never recieved a complimemt like this before! I'll do my best to live up to the laurel, and I give thanks to Deity - thanks - J.A.B. fantastic avatar Scribe