Thursday, February 19, 2009

Imperialism



They wore the masks of Easter island
Stitched their lips to keep the silence

They could see it coming from a lifetime away
They could hear the voices echo from where the giants held sway
The smell of cordite cold in an empty head
The taste of rust collecting on the inmate’s crumpled bed

They swam the reefs of coral teeth
Dreamt the words that lay beneath

Gunmetal tangents red held the night at bay
Green laser night sights translated what the moon would not say
Silverfish bookmarks for tales they’d never read
Sand in the eyes of peacemakers and the recently un-dead

They drank the potion of soon forgetting
And slept the draught of ships once passing

Corporate keys unlocked canyons of the day
Children of the golden calf (their childhood to betray)
Kneeled to worship the torturer’s hand it’s said
Kissed the yawning abyss and drank from rivers flowing red

For they were followers of a benevolent god

11 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Following blindly with no fear of dread; too,their minds they hath shed.

Sorry 'bout that Pisces, it just popped out. The last stanza...ah yes...Nietzsche would've liked that one, I gather.

Candie Bracci said...

"For they were followers of a benevolent god"
Ah ah.

Nice piece of work here,once again,like usual of course. :)

Some "they" believe and some "they"know
Some "they" deceive
some "they" show...
transformed from "Jah Work" by Ben Harper.

I love all "they",read,learn and make my own opinion.

Oh..happy birthday maybe?

X

Candie Bracci said...

We are now entering the kingdom of the fish,danger,danger!

subtorp77 said...

Alas, no worries as I pass through the gate. Anon, the fish king will grace my dinner plate :)

Pisces Iscariot said...

Subtorp: I’m guessing that you have some experience of the military ethos – I’ve not read much Nietzsche but one thing that sticks with me is: “…if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” It’s the sort of thing that you only understand after the fact I guess.

Candie: Who are they? They are everything that is wrong with me :)
According to my profile I am still 46 years old tick tock tick tock
The kingdom of the fish? Danger only for fire signs (and little fish) >oloD

Candie Bracci said...

OHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Check the age on the profile,it's true!Hey,Hey!

subtorp77 said...

Pisces I've only just begun delving into Nietzsche. He was quite the philosopher( this according to the old Kaufmann copy I'm reading ). A complex man. And as a prior guardian/sentry and avid study of military history...you guess correctly :)

The Igloo Keeper... said...

This reminds me a lot of Ian Curtis's lyrics. Which I mean as a huge compliment, of course...

"They carried pictures of their wives,
And numbered tags to prove their lives."

Pisces Iscariot said...

Igloo Keeper: Welcome and thank you for the huge compliment :)

James Higham said...

Children of the golden calf souls formed through fire.

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