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The Last Son

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The Last Son

In my ear something whispers, tells of tales of burning blisters,
forbids the haunting of my sisters, last of sons to bear our name.
Like fleas in whiskers- embedded splinters,
a Soul that's known too many Winters,
felt just one too many shivers-
puts my family crest to shame!

Sin of Sins is potential wasted, failure tasted on a daily basis.
Jaded thoughts in anger basted, long awaited signs of Truth.
My secrets naked, cut and pasted, Time to Space in cryo-stasis;
bring masks of faces, changing places, all I need to seize the proof!

In our nest found Viper eggs, Black Mamba mouth and Widow webs;
cobra fangs, Komodo legs, the sting of buried Scorpion.
Killer bees on murder sprees, venom- how it quickly spreads!
Such toxic bites, to my delight, end my role to be "the son".

My duty relieved, can freely breathe, no longer bound by obligation.
I now have need to craft and weave the lordly exit of earthly King.
So I take my leave, my goal achieved, looking for a grand reception-
I do believe my aching Heart, the Soul of Art- is my only precious thing!

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  1. Date: 3/26/2014 9:54:00 PM
    "I do believe your aching Heart, (must be) the Sould of Art" ..it is friend. I can feel the separation and the cleaving to the only thing that brings relief. Write on, it helps. What a gift. ~Teresa

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:53:00 AM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 10:20:00 AM
    Beautiful poem, and very powerful emotionally. It speaks to that part of us that is racked with the pressures put on us by others, and we must find that release in something, art in this case, to alleviate it. I truly felt strangled and held down there until the last stanza. Thank you for sharing, and for stopping by my poetry.

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    Date: 2/21/2014 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're welcome, Tim, and thanks for the read and reply :)
  1. Date: 2/17/2014 3:18:00 AM
    oh my, what a heartfelt write this is!! That last line really sums up the importance you place on your art. There are just some things we cherish above all else!!

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    Date: 2/17/2014 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea. If I didn't have my art, I don't what I'd do. Sometimes I think it's my reason for living and why I'm even on this earth. My "calling", if you will. Thanks for the read and reply :)
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 7:00:00 PM
    This is really your triumph of writing, rhythm and rhyme. What an excellent composition. I couldn't find anything on a,b,a,a,a,b with internal rhyme, so why not just call it Chan. Wow, I feel exhausted after reading it. Great message too.

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    Date: 2/17/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mark, but the credit goes to Sophia; it's just a slight variation of her style that I was trying to replicate in a way, just to see if I could do it because I think her style is far more eloquent and romantic than my own :)
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 6:28:00 PM
    Very nice. You're the wasted Son and I should've been a son...Still going to play that on my coffin, right???

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    Date: 2/17/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Long as you're still going to belt out "Beautiful Son"! I know, I know; I ripped you off! ;)
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 2:00:00 PM
    This Is Like 'Poe' Right Here With A Concerto's Pace As Rhythm Quite Excellent In I Would Say A Taste, In True Art, My Friend ~ I Wonder Why Amid This World It's Moment In Time, Do The Father Malayan Tigers Eat Their Babies ? It's Got To Be Something About Reasons & Seasons Especially When I Reflect Upon, "OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S BEAUTIFUL LOVE".... ~ Keep Brushing The Masterful Cool Ride Hits My Man ~ Love John

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    Date: 2/12/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow. Thanks, man. Really happy you enjoyed this; didn't quite know how it would be received since it's a little different than my normal style. I appreciate the kind words and compliments. Thanks for the read and review and for stopping by my little nook of the universe :)