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We Marched For The Madness Of Mortality's Mayheim -

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We Marched For The Madness Of Mortality's Mayheim -

Warriors of austere adventures,
soldiers for suffering and tribe survival,
children,peasents,women & men,the penny poor & candid criminals,
proud peoples,honest heros,

we marched on all the flesh of earth,
no terrain was forbidden for the fantastic forbearence of the foriegn fighters,
campaigns on the cold clay of Europe's mountain valleys,
the smeltering sands of arid Arabia where the sanctuaries are shadows,
mundane manuevors upon the hot hills of the mutinational Meditterrain,
marching in spread points across Russia's frozen waters,
mildly marching single file through soft dirt along the massive Mississippi,
going above and beyond the shattered rock the Hindu Kush does pile,

forging fanaticaly in columns of two against angry winds that whirl and wail
amid the plateus of Peru where pain is pink and mercy mute,
motives for marching can be exquisitely egregious,or simple and sanctified
like the beating of a boy in order to make a man rather than a brute,

Hannibal climbed the hellish heights of the Alps,
Caeser acquired apotheosis by the grinding of Gaul,
the Khan of Asia killed for culture,
irreproachable rebels like Moses and Boudica fought for posterity,for legends,
Joseph Brant and Alaric broke yokes of the Imperial vulture,
Cincinatus pushed forward the march to ensure the peace with plough,
Tom Paine for freedom of expression,Joan of Arce burned for rapture,

simplicity brings relief,and sometimes joy while on the move,
oddities like  bluejays & baccon,
wonders such as hawks & large wildlife,
good things like clean water & a commrades cackle,
mysterious events of improvised spiritual ritual,omens deciphered
unique to each are rife,
in the snow & in the beach,through the mud,grass & crisp leaves we traverse
to bring the battle to the enemy,
to deliver the war with might,
we march so to bring the conflict to ourselves,
we march to meet,compete,and to defeat ourselves,
we march to meet our Maker's light -

J.A.B. %

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  1. Date: 9/18/2012 4:10:00 PM
    a truly amazing poem, the march of life, you bring home many aspects here Justin, a poem to realy absorb and take note of!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/19/2012 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My studies of History, and the fact that I often commute by walking briskly inspired this poem Harry - I've never stopped marching, I don't know what happens when you stop, maybe Passing - Thanks for the kind praise - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Astounding. I love the alleteration....there's pure power present! Please if you have time, will you read my poem called, " A beautiful death." I shall read on.

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/17/2012 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Brother Willie, I'm elated that you appreciate the spirit of alliteration here - the power is in the purpose, the purpose gushes from the will, the will steps forth from Deity - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:59:00 AM
    A powerful write, Justin! Somewhat of an austere statement, though I'm aware that some cultures will "march to meet our Maker's light". The unfortuate aspect here is that often it is the innocents who get trampled and tortured in this "march". I believe that everyone should be entitled to "clean water"and the basic necessities, but there are always the fanatics who are obsessed by power? When an enthusiast, becomes a manical extremist, will it be worth crushing "their bones"? Love, Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/17/2012 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In times of victory be merciful, in moments of defeat be indomitable - thanks again for the stout love Mikki - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:33:00 AM
    Hola, Justin this is a great poem to enjoy on a day like this. Your poem is very honorable. Some cultures practice and march with a spiritual goal, with abstinence and austerity. I imagine the march above; too be for a worldly pleasure often pursuing a light. A very deep write filled with compassion. Thank you for the sensation and reality of "Madness Of Mortality's Mayheim" through your poem.. always a pleasure reading your poem... xox~pd

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/17/2012 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My objective with this poem is to celebrate the figurative March that we all must undergo so to achieve an unconditional appreciation for life despite the hardships, while paying homage to the diversity of landscape/environments proffered to humankind - warfare is central, but all areas of endeavor are ment to be represented as well - live proud and onward! love ya Sphinx - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Beautiful strong and bold, enjoyed your writing tonight, hugs vie

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/16/2012 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vienna - I really wanted to incorporate the earth, and all of it's magestic places in this piece about survival,about finding our fulfillment through collaboration with others whether they be friend or foe - Ultimately recognizing that Deity is in all of us - J.A.B. %