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The Black Dragon

So arid this desert.... where the tumbleweeds blow, and the snake makes his nest; not a dry deed could wet the lips of desire, and raise from dead things ---- life with war and antiquity ---- The mummy cannot speak.... but mumbles evil ---- 'Gold! Gold!' ....'til it runs out..... The 'long' arms of the law haven't even banged upon the devil's front gate; the 'laissez-faire' ---- Though the bombs drop like tear(drops) in the darkest corners of the world, to picnic on the first day of war, and gorge upon peace..... Little Illuminati generals..... pawns for the great hog upon his throne; who has waged death upon the whole world, .....shadows deep (with sable scale) black dragon keeps his poised tail to crush the school of man; To reverse the footprints of Christ, and the wisdom of Buddha, and the glorious faith of Mohamed ---- The churches are failing fast for the 'written' word, and not the fire in the heart; where God forged wisdom to all men, And not the scroll which does not breathe, cannot see, cannot stop the bombs from dropping..... For how can all the world preach peace ---- with a pistol 'neath its thickest pillow? Love has no cause to be afraid, to mistrust like a nervous wind, and blow accusations where it may..... What cannot be harmed has no need to attack, but sits upon the lap of faith, assured in its security ---- To build evolution on the lips of children, for their minds see wonder in God's creations and hope in the growing, with little flowers in their soft thoughts..... and new whims in innocent joy; We have learned to love what we once could not, ' White Swan Black Swan, ' clemency ---- Equality.... but a nudge she claims the throne, a Queen most fair to sting the dark dragon eyes, Where eternity shall not echo his name nor (all) the children tend his darkling tomb, for he peered too long into the eyes of the abyss, with one eye open..... Sleep dragon! Sleep! death is upon thee like the night in thy armor! slip into the caverns of the deep, and be no more.....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 12/9/2014 9:25:00 AM
Truly fantastic write and dead on with its message my friend! Adding this one to my fav list and noting its exceptional quality, flow and rhythm. Super 7 and it deserves a 10..
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Date: 6/11/2014 9:03:00 PM
Wow I agree with the others epic and wonderful yes I consider you a master also. I read what you have done in just two writes and wonder what am I doing with these works of nothingness that I've written, they don't even compare to you words of marvel. I myself bow to your genius my friend again WOW. CHERI
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 6/14/2014 10:20:00 AM
You are too kind CherI --- you are a great poet, that you recognized the merit in my piece speaks for itself, I cannot provide what your works can provide --- it's your own unique expression; Shakespeare himself couldn't substitute your voice. Always, Keith :-)
Date: 5/27/2014 10:47:00 PM
My friend this to me is an epic write!! Worthy of a master. Bravo !!!!!!!!!!
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/28/2014 9:00:00 AM
Thanks Robert, I try..... :-)
Date: 5/26/2014 10:11:00 PM
wow, Keith, you have written a very thoughtful and also inspirational poem. the last line I loved it. ... and be no more.
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/28/2014 9:01:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I too am fond of the last line, not easy summing up such works! Always, Keith :-)
Date: 5/23/2014 3:39:00 PM
This is a very deep and powerful write, Keith! Had to read it a few times to not lose out on its substance. We call for peace, but then practice war, we preach love, but sow hate....an endless distortion of what is right and wrong. We have to react before we all become immune. // paul
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/23/2014 10:08:00 PM
' We have to react before we all become immune... ' This perhaps sums up the whole poem! Thanks Paul for the visit! Keith :-)
Date: 5/23/2014 10:04:00 AM
Dear Keith, Your description of our sad world today is amazing. Indeed, people are losing faith and that causes war, poverty and many other results of ill will. My favorite lines are: "For how can all the world preach peace ---- with a pistol 'neath its thickest pillow?" No way this can happen. We need to wake up and make changes quickly or fear the future retribution. Another superb write, Keith! Love, Carolyn
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/23/2014 11:19:00 AM
Thanks Carolyn, great points--- which I tried to raise here; we can't just ignore the injustice in the world, I for one will do what I can to help fight it, Always, Love Keith :-)