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Vivid flashbacks from bloodshed battles his soul still ravaged by devious dictators, cries from fallen comrades still echo in his mind, but he continues to walk upon a path of pandemonium. Reluctantly he ventures forward with vengeance portrayed through embers engulfed within his frenzied eyes - reflecting his mother's irreversible tears. He is no mercenary nor a moneymaker, just a repentant drifter, preparing for bedlam. His purpose in sight, he closes his eyes, but struggles to erase his thoughts, as the sins of his ancestry inflict his mind. Angels attempt to light his path with harmonic chords, but demons cause havoc strumming broken strings. Entering the kingdom of dry fountains, where God has no influence, he is afraid to inhale its corrupt pollutant air. Charcoal clouds rumble, before horizons shed unwelcome tears. Before him platinum priests preach, as court jesters dance with sly grins, hiding metaphorical daggers behind their backs. To his right overfull hospitals have no beds, as penniless patients plead to be cured. To his left the self proclaimed vain king sits on his cardboard throne, throwing dollars into a blazing fire place. To his side his tyrannical hypocritical queen hides behind her simulated smile, oblivious to her narcissistic prince's incest desires towards her clueless imbecilic princess. It's an endless loop of greed cultivating corrupt seed, which continues to breed nefarious creed. Miserable masses attempt to break free, but their liberation is dissected by cretinous henchmen. In the marketplace of Machiavellian thieves, merchant pawns auction fragmented dreams. Sold to the biggest idiot! His eyes full of disbelief, now rage with anarchy! Intoxicated knights raise their half empty glasses, as he calmly walks into this man made sand castle. Gifts the cunning conniving cook some cyanide, which he empties into his delectable broth. Both watch as the elevated ones savour it like dogs, perishing dramatically to their deserved downfall. Beyond his childhood playground, now with rusty swings and slides, he places a crimson rose upon his mother's grave, kissing her untouched headstone. Expressionless he walks into the distance, as storms wash away weak foundations.
Silent One 25 July 2018

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Date: 11/18/2018 12:13:00 PM
Hi Silent, so much emotions sing within this exceptional write. Where is the truth with these people? This is such an amazingly creative write. A much belated congratulations on this Powerful poem being given Poem Of the Day honours. A fave. Have a wonderful Sunday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 8/18/2018 3:07:00 PM
Wow...Many emotions are here in this one poem...Well done and well written too...my friend
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Date: 8/18/2018 12:56:00 PM
A very dramatic poem, ZZ. I can see this as a background video for a rock song. Engulfing and emotional....
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Date: 8/13/2018 3:39:00 PM
Wow! Just... wow.
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Date: 8/13/2018 12:35:00 PM
yo' boss, that's best !
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Date: 8/10/2018 1:19:00 PM
P.S. Another FAV of yours for my collection too.
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Date: 8/10/2018 1:02:00 PM
Just incredible, ZZ! So perfect in every way for today's world and... so sad but true. A really epic poem. And, I love that he honored his mother at the end expressing the depth and beauty of a son's love for his mom. Enjoyed the music video too. Just great to say the least.
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Date: 8/10/2018 10:42:00 AM
So many masterful lines replete with alliteration that is tasteful, not overdone, worthy POTD, enjoyed this tale of corruption and just desserts!
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Date: 8/6/2018 2:43:00 PM
Wow, very deep, but very impressive writing. Loved it. x
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Date: 8/6/2018 8:26:00 AM
A dark ballad, well written:) congrats on POTD, SO:)
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Date: 8/5/2018 5:21:00 PM
S.O...wow, a ballad, undaunting...cheers to you for the POTD... huggs
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Date: 8/5/2018 7:53:00 AM
An amazing work of art! A masterful write, form and content! You are an outshining poet who competes with himself! Unique and innovating! Each time I read a beauty of yours I gape in wonder! Your Ballad inks volumes of rare Beauty! Definitely a FAV. Thank you for sharing Silent One.. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/2/2018 9:44:00 AM
Whoa ... powerful, vivid imagery w/ waves and waves of chains breaker truth, SO! Your poetic prowess never cease to amaze me, my dear friend. A true golden ink gem. One of my top faves from you. This poem gave me an elevated rush of visionary pleasure. Love and joy always.
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Date: 7/29/2018 2:35:00 PM
Incredibly strong images and alliteration darkest moments of mankind seen to keep coming back if you are able to see them. Impressive.
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Date: 7/29/2018 9:32:00 AM
Late congratulations on your POTD. Well done!
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Date: 7/28/2018 7:30:00 PM
Yes give me a poetic masterpiece that tells a story any day, and my imagination goes haywire. For me this could also be a glimpse into hell, thank God he walked away victorious, a momentary one anyway into avenging his mother's death. Walking into the past feels like stepping into a monument to a cherished, lost way of life.Si, you have excelled again,the honor is well deserved on POTD, and you know this is a big Fave with me....Maria hugs
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Date: 7/27/2018 4:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful POTD honor Silent! : )
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Date: 7/27/2018 4:08:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful POTD honor Silent! : )
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Date: 7/27/2018 4:32:00 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved POTD honor, Silent One, for this excellent masterpiece of poetry which says so much. T.J
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:08:00 AM
Thank you for you kind words and support TJ..
Date: 7/27/2018 3:42:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTD with your exceptional piece of poetry SO, thoroughly enjoyed reading this beautifully written Ballard. :))
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:09:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words and support Roy..
Date: 7/27/2018 12:47:00 AM
- Congratulations on your great p.o.t.d., S.O. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:12:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise..
Date: 7/26/2018 10:23:00 PM
Huge congrats on this truly excellent poem being chosen as POTD my friend. A very deserved and most worthy choice!
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:12:00 AM
Thank you Robert..
Date: 7/26/2018 10:07:00 PM
A powerful and deeply moving emotional write, Silent One. A scathing commentary on loss, corruption and hypocrisy. Congratulations on your excellent and well deserved POTD honors. Warmest wishes my friend. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/27/2018 10:25:00 AM
Agreed!
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:32:00 AM
Yes, the world is full of corrupt and hypocritical leaders.. Thank you for you support Susan..
Date: 7/26/2018 9:14:00 PM
Wow! These recent poems keep wow-ing PS readers. Thanks for your service/ honoring the many reasons & seasons for serving. shalom-shalom
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:33:00 AM
Thank you Anil..
Date: 7/26/2018 7:25:00 PM
Biting ballad SO, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Silent One
Date: 7/27/2018 9:33:00 AM
Thank you Charlie..
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