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An Open Communique to the Rogues

Chris D. Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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An Open Communique to the Rogues

To the seedlings sprouting in the 8 corners of the world:



An open communique can lead towards a perilous precipice overlooking jagged rocks being pounded by the relentless waves of a cold, apathetic ocean -- in such a circumstance, it doesn't take much to slip, to be pushed, to be sent over the edge, shattering upon the rocks below, sucked down by an undertow erasing all evidence of your prior existence. We have come to an impasse, the windows of opportunity in the jet-streams of change, are passing by at astounding speeds. A true Anarchist is not a Terrorist; leave such decrepit despondency to ultra-fanatic zealots and the New Gestapo. A true Anarchist should not fight for lawlessness, should not wish for chaotic, wanton destruction - such myths are propagated by automatons and the controllers themselves. A true Anarchist should not raise placards in protest, should not spray-paint graffiti upon the walls of gaudy Bauhaus replications, nor lob Molotov cocktails at an establishment so entrenched, four heads grow back to replace every head, decapitated. A true Anarchist dons a masque of mirages, reflecting nationalism, consumerism and Swastikas back into the eyes of the pushers. A true Anarchist does so by donning the uniforms of business districts, of the worker, of the paint-splattered, ink-stained artisan. When a true Anarchist gains the confidence and trust of Drones left in charge of oiling the cogs, a true Anarchist enters the control-room not to smash instruments, but instead, turns dials, flicks switches, presses buttons, re-writes programs and codes, in order to help alter the directional course of the very Beast itself. 11.21.2012 .

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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:52:00 PM
    Me dost think many are not aware of the depths from which you speak. You have dawned your placard; one I'm sure of many Chris Aechtner ;) 'without flaws' indeed :) Now excuse me while I go watch Dune...the original not the remade crap....uck!

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 2:22:00 AM
    This is just flawless. I wish we lived in the same city so we could hang out, discuss ideas, and write. Could be dangerous, I know... but more likely awesome.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:32:00 AM
    did you mean anarchists or antichrists? ;) ever wonder why those too words are so similiar..as to Mr. Ho HO HO..I believe in supporting everyones fantasy as long as it does no harm ;) [remember I shop at the Goodwill for presents & shop year round..gathering little things ..thinking of each person all year round.] Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:23:00 PM
    Original presentation in this prose poem! : ) A food for thought write. Many interesting ideas-lines, Chris. How easy it would be the world of the despots if there were no anarchists.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Yes a true Anarchist, needs poetry, love , understanding, we are made not born, the world as it is today created us, created us all!!!!!!!!!!your poem is so good, it could convert even the unbelivers those lanquished within their own comfort zones...

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Chris, compelling message that change can happen within the system much quicker and more beneficially, love the layout, sort of a chain of command!

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 6:49:00 AM
    Yike Chris a true anarchist would have to be a saint to sublimate him or herself so? Great write Chris I for one have never believed in the power of laws, only in the power of individual conscious ..people do what they thnk is right no matter what the law is [as long as there's a glimmer of being able to get away with it] Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 11:39:00 AM
    I found this poem to be very intriguing, You seem to be saying that a true Anarchist is a good person. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 7:39:00 AM
    I like how you peeled the layers off of this onion, and ended with a big picture scenario. I think this is one of your best, for me. So good I'm giggling!!! TOP SHELF INK...

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:45:00 PM
    you are the best poet i have ever read. thank you for channeling your gift well. we need you. we all need you. the world needs you. no pressure, though. :-P

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:37:00 AM
    Excellent poem, Chris. The Beast, revealed. Slowly but surely I am understanding more and more of this beast. the War pusher. Happy Thanksgiving! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:45:00 PM
    True Anarchy belongs to the Lovers...those who care enough to go all the way down into the belly of the beast and feed it the code of beautiful tomorrows...I love (you) this poem, so very much!

    Ueri Avatar Christine Ueri
    Date: 11/21/2012 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So many excellent lines here...I am reading again... :)