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Date Added: June 16, 2009 19:06:25 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Ghost Road
I am Ave.
I sing of Ave
The all powerful;
The one;
The only;
There is nothing before Ave
And nothing after.
When I sleep worlds waken;
When I wake worlds die.
I opened one eye
And amphibians died.
I opened the other
Dinosaurs became extinct.

Now I have both eyes open.
War has woken me;
Greed tried to devour me;
Waste has withered me;
Humanity is tomate.
They live - but Ave
Follows them all.
They walk the ghost road to Sondo.
Their skulls will decorate
My new world.
Author's Notes:
You need to have read 'The Ghost Road' by Pat Barker to understand the references, but they are from  Melanesian mythology as studied by Major William  Rivers before World War I:-
 
Ave = the God of destruction
Tomate = a living ghost, a human being certain to die soon.
Sondo = the home of the ghosts - Hades
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeMujtaba H Zaidi on August 4, 2009 04:09:55 AM Report
This sweet piece of literature wide opens new horizons of thoughtfulness dear sir!
Comment By: FreeFilthy on June 23, 2009 05:02:01 PM Report
There is something about this that kept me staring at the words even after i'd finished reading...I've never read the book, and have no idea what it's about...but to me it's spellbinding! A fave for sure...
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 17, 2009 03:24:53 AM Report
You always give your readers a rich read. I learn so much from your poems. =))

 

~Barbara~

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on June 17, 2009 02:39:54 AM Report
eeekkk wow this is dark, dark, dark David.
I enjoyed it though although it is a very depressing way to view things but in one way of course its true...but some of us still believe that there is a greater god in the driving seat and what we perceive with our limited senses are only a small portion of what its all about.
We "see through a glass darkly" and your gklass sure is dark! ;-)

Good to see you writing again Alison x
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 16, 2009 08:30:35 PM Report
My ..David,
 How Brilliant ....this poem....
 I must check this out and read more most interesting to say the least...
 Great to see you on line... again... WE all have missed you...
 Love ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on June 16, 2009 08:20:11 PM Report

WOW!!  I really enjoyed this write.   And the info in the "about" was enough to make sense of the write.


Lady D


 


Comment By: FreeAmy on June 16, 2009 08:12:28 PM Report
Deep dark write..I like it. Your 'about' gives enough info to make the read discernable for me while still leaving much to my imagination.

Nice

~Amy





 


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