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LAZARUS THE TONGUE

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LAZARUS THE TONGUE

O' Lazarus
Rise up

 C'mon in here 
It's time to learn how to fight
You've been taught to defend yourself 
Far too long
 Let us correct your posture
Put 1 foot at the 12 o'clock position
Thee other at the 2 o'clock position
About shoulder length, slightly bending your knee's
But you must,        remember to move your head...

We were fine as truth-writers and scribes 
Carving wounds upon papyrus
That bled rivers of grand rapids
Leading to the isle of exile

Then we became poets, falling
Unto limit of forms
Wordplay allowing tales of incest
To be Cemented
 To the pedestal, labeled as greats 

You've layed down far too long,    
O' Lazarus

C'mon in here
It's time to learn how to fight
You've been taught to defend yourself
Far too long
 Let us correct your posture
Put 1 foot at the 12 o'clock position
Put thee other foot at the 2 o'clock position
About shoulder length, slightly bending your knee's
But you must,     remember to move your head...

You've become a vessel for sampling nutrition,
You've entertained conversation of degradation,
Rarely putting voice to I love you's,
Rarely speaking Psalms we were summoned to!

Oh.  
 I see.

You've forgotten just 
who
 you 
are...
We've authored,
The Basic instruction before leaving earth... Bible
Doctrines of The Shepherding Muse
No other form of entertainment bares our proof.... Hello!

Let's up-root the  Entertainment Totem pole
Use sharpened words re-sculpturing the face 
On top

 Ill-fated doctrines Are Guides to
Peabody's and Pulitzer's
The Bermuda triangle 
It's there.... the possibility of seeing it....?

Focus on
Delving into a transcendental meditative state
 Sanctioning 
The Fine tuning of our prey drive,

Become obstreperous,

Bring forth Lazarus from its tomb 
With a desire to drink of the river
That flows blood.
Becoming cunning in talk
As to, where beguiling words
Trains ears for whoredom
Eager to serve!

C'mon in here
You've  learned the right
Inside the ring now stands
A Champion

O' Lazarus
You've Risen

Scribe ML

Inspiration from knowing
Fame abandoned living poets!

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  1. Date: 2/1/2014 7:55:00 PM

    Dang. Powerful stuff you have here Scribe!

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 4:43:00 AM

    heavy work. Jay

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 11:39:00 AM

    Another completely original piece from Dr. Linton Bradley. My dumbass brain is STILL trying to figure-out certain areas for my own interpretation. The Psalm thing .... I've been pondering on that for years now. You brought it up again here, and another poet also did, so a part of myself that was asleep for a while, woke up, and I began pondering it once more. I wanted to include my ponderings, yet always making sure to maintain my own voice. You did fantastic here, Marlon. I am still digesting.

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 9/19/2013 11:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never used my hands throughout the write. It's a mental Thang, Chris-Wu. Thanks for the visit truth-writer!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:03:00 AM

    WOW..Love it love it. dope work SCRIBE

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 9/16/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Raymond! Trying to turn up!
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:24:00 AM

    A very strong write. I appreciate the fight in these words. Never give up! Love it. ~ Kilmer ~

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 9/8/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, and I well continue thr fight!
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 3:16:00 PM

    this piece rises to the occasion, marlon... well constructed with such depth and tonality!..;) huggs

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/30/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette!
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:09:00 AM

    You gave this a stupendous title to start off with Marlon, then you went deep down and took it apart.. Needless to say I will have to fave this one :) Hope your week is as brilliant as this write of yours is my friend :) tc Wilma

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/29/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Wilma, you know how to make persons day!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:33:00 PM

    Oh...to my faves too! Like others below! jimbo

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:32:00 PM

    Blown away Marlon.....intense...deep...even malignant!....your sequencing time spins poetic nirvana...need to read this world-wide on Drake's show...and ...as to your visit to my work "UFO"....(thank you!) Re: your hesitatation to post about the Nephilim....do it!!! As you can see with my post just written....no rules! no fear! Like my pop used to say "let her rip jimmy" the Nephilim, I believe....like their description in Genesis....were a race of long-lived giants that (I believe) reside in middle earth (read...the smoky god) .

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/28/2013 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks James, that's a huge compliment! I am appreciative of the support.... I'll have to dig it up for you, The Nephilim...
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 4:26:00 PM

    One of your best masterpieces-Clever poignant and true.A wholesome package going to my favs

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/28/2013 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Charmaine... your comment leaves me speechless!
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:40:00 AM

    A true & deep metaphorical bomb! "Obstreperous"...new word for me! Yay for online thesaurasus! =D This writing was sharp. Truly indicative of your nature & mentality. Phenomenal job!

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/28/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Now we're even*
    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/28/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol about, obstreperous! You've sent me to a reference book also... More we're even : )... Thanks for the words of encouragement, Drake!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:43:00 PM

    Wow! Awesome, totally awesome !!! My favorite lines are "You've entertained conversation of degradation," and "where beguiling words Trains ears for whoredom." Oh, Marlon, it is sooo true. Even at my age...they try to engage in conversation like that with me. But God said a woman should not be forward nor perverse in her speech. Wow! This is so timely, showing what mankind has succumb too.... putting it into my favs! love and hugs, catie :)

    ML Avatar Scribe ML Date: 8/27/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Catie!... the peverse thing, hmmm, it didn't mention the bedroom : )? Your comment is appreciated!