Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

"The chances of anything coming from Mars"


Benjamin
 Share

Recommended Posts

I thought of countless meteors

like sperm rebuffed by an egg

till one is a meteorite

 

Of The Great Barrier Reef

visible from space (it's said)

and teeming with marine life

 

Of APCs and shot knees

Insults stones and IEDs

Blasts-- of living gale that rage

over land like possessed souls

 

Of his new van with logos

and chemicals-- for cleaning

ovens hobs and stoves.

A ginger smile in civvies--

I shook hands and wished him well

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd been listening to “The Eve Of The War” from Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical album “The War of The Worlds”. The television was tuned to a wild life show.. sound off ; when a much younger friend (ex-forces) visited me. After fifteen turbulent years in the “paras” he'd found it difficult to adjust to civilian life. Eventually, following a bequest, he'd bought a franchise... And...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

" with logos


and chemicals-"



Reminds of VX, BZ, CS and all the rest of the agents we referred to only in code. And we were the ones with the responsibility. Fortunately Pres. Carter ended it all and disbanded the whole bunch, and none too soon. Or at least I hope so . . .


from the black desert

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Perhaps with the death of Tom Clancy a few such military "codes" and acronyms will recede from the public psyche but I won't hold my breath :-)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A fascinating piece. Vivid images, raw and simple- yet beautifully poignant. I really adore this.

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

Gate(less.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Larsen M. Callirhoe

Very interesting title for this metaphor goes splendid with the imagery you paint us the reader with in your verse. You give me much food for thought to contemplate over. The imagery is rich and tells a story that can have a few particular meanings depending on what you are looking for or the direction you choose to think about in regards to each stanza in your piece. Well written!!! enjoyed...

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.