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Perma-stoned

 

the world dissolves again

this time with full attention

that's an improvement, over

mad certainty that it might be

permanent, that the measure

of a man, is what his career

is, how long suffering his

story, the negotiations

of self staked here

on that rock

 

sacrificed, scarified, for subtle substitutes

for the genuine pursuit of meaning

The pit

is deep

bottom-

 

less, the sense of falling

a permafrost threatened

by soot, CO2, the privileging

of abstraction, capital

over dancing, music

and sweat-as long

 

as we stay in motion

three latitudes per second

it will remain stable

 

O God, take a look

You Bankers and Lawyers and Industrialists

while you dreamed and schemed

creation is about to come

to a full

STOP.

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Wow d_c, Sometimes you take us so deep that you lose me, this one kept me right with you right to the bottom. The content clear and challenging. The evidence of your writing skill is displayed in every line.

 

dr_con wrote:

 

. . . . . the negotiations

of self staked here

on that rock

 

sacrificed, scarified, for subtle substitutes

for the genuine pursuit of meaning

 

This is one that I will come back to over and over, each time I read it I discover something new.

 

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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Thanks Tinker!

 

Appreciate the Read- and wish your son happy belated B'day!

 

;-)

 

DC

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.

 

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Reads like a "final warning," Dr. Con. Has the scheming backfired ... or is the outcome part of the plan? The fruits of greed and vanity seem to be coming apparent.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Thanks Tony a deceptively 'true' comment, which reaches the heart of the matter;-)

 

This is one of my more 'polemic' poems- the sort I don't post much these days- but encouraged to do so by a fellow poet, who happened to see it in my compost pile;-)

 

Glad you stopped in;-)

 

DC

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.

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

O God, take a look

You Bankers and Lawyers and Industrialists

while you dreamed and schemed

creation is about to come

to a full

STOP.

 

Wow Dr.Con... How you wrote this poem?! It's wonderful. It sounds very special to me. Unusual. You have very polemical poems, but this one is something special gem of yours.

 

I agree with all what Tony wrote here:

 

tonyv wrote:

 

Reads like a "final warning
," Dr. Con. Has the scheming backfired ... or is the outcome part of the plan? The fruits of greed and vanity seem to be coming apparent.

 

Tony

 

thank you

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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