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The Parlor Of Prometheus - Part Four -

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The Parlor Of Prometheus - Part Four -


" She was born in 219 A.D.,
I met her in 235 when she was 16 years old.
I was working hard with her father as a mercenary
from a Belgium territory, trying to persuade a chieftan named Horaic
to attack the Roman garrison west of the river.
Tamitha had the energy of a robin & the curiosity of a pirate,
she loved hearing accounts of mesoamerican cultures;
I gave her a jade owl from the Andes
which she held onto like her heart depended on it.
One day a couple of bandits scared her off from the woods,
she fell from her horse,
broke a few ribs which puntured her lung
and she died nine days later in agony;
there is a balance to the Cosmos that I cannot interfere with.
1300 years later I found a girl that resembled Tamitha,
brought her to an artist named Michaelangelo
and arranged for him a Vatican Commission
if he would draw for me that picture
based on my recollection and this girl from Constantinople."

I asked, are you capable of having children,
Lucifer answered with a pensive dignity, " Yes,
actually I possess the libido of a rattle snake
but I dare not concieve,
any biological offspring of mine
may successfully challenge my supremacy."
So that Biblical story of you and Eve
is simply a myth like the lost city of El Dorado,
He replied, " Since you have broached the subject
I'll reveal something that is very precious information for me,
Jesus, whose original name was Mephistopheles,
was my first and only biological Son.
Mephistopheles was born so long ago
that the stars you see today
in the canopy of heaven were but afterthoughts to him
when his regicide was affected.
We coexisted for millenia,
sometimes happily, sometime scornfully,
our goals were more regional then,
not so much global, he lacked access to primordial wisdom
and consequently developed philosophy & strategy
diametric to fundamental nature."

J.A.B.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Wow...he takes credit for the concepcion of Jesus...not believing my eyes ...but there it is in black and white. Damn genius imagination...

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/26/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sweet, isn't it - life is made up of reflections, not opposites - your praise excites me immeasurably Karen - thanks for the love - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:15:00 PM
    I am quite stuck(contently and stammeringly) in this Parlor of Prometheus. The more I read it the better and more stranger it seems to get. I like strange. Very nice work... Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/17/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm very glad you're feeling the power of this ancient tale from a unique perspective Laura - strange is stimulating - J.A.B. %