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Greetings, dear digital friends!

This week’s poem is a dramatic turn from the natural beauty and loving imagery of my last few releases. Sorry. Life (and poetry) are not always rainbows and unicorns.

Not sure if this piece was inspired when I heard the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil” on a long drive home… or if my Muses are helping me work through some ego and anger issues. Hehe.

Either way, I am always fascinated by point of view. How we are influenced or even indoctrinated by a single point of view telling us how to think or feel.

We so rarely get to hear the counterpoints or alternative points of view. Hear both sides and draw our own balanced conclusions.

This poem attempts to accomplish just that, in its own arrogant, unpleasant voice.

And maybe, just maybe, could this poem not also speak to the ego and hubris that lurks within each of us? Food for thought.

As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts/feelings in the Comments Section below.

-PS Conway ☘️ ☘️ ☘️

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nameless

a voice from somewhere asked me my name

it had been so long ‘cross time’s heartache

since someone had dared speak it aloud

i could not recall my ancient eponym

the beauty of which once made gods kneel

stolen by Legions in cruel derision

to unmask me

     to reveal me

          to secure me

cast me down from a throne i had earned

from dominion over all living things

where the weakest eked out punishments

cast me down from above the stars of god

castigated, thrown naked in a pit

castrated, all love neutered by covetous thieves…

nameless

8 comments

  1. Love this poem! My favorite lines are the last four lines. Their sound is as cruel and bitter as the actions they describe. Awesome job with the alliteration and rhyme!

  2. This poem makes me think of famous people, when they get old and nobody is interested in them any more. They become mere mortals like the rest of us and have to find their worth outside of fame.

  3. Save the falling soul “itself” then and only then have you kept its life for without the seed the flower fades . Nice work ! 👏🏻

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