In Glorious Times

December 1, 2011
Obliteration Untold!
Mayhem raining down uncontrolled!
Totaled in these skinless swine,
Modeling themselves as the newly divine,
For in this Time, Death is our almighty sign.

Shadows of a skeletal stag,
A cry risen, a fire streaked flag,
Crooked beech, in twisted revels
Summoning forth our ancestor's devils.
In ashes they shall reign,
Building thrones from the endless slain.
Before these Glorious Times.

The beasts writhe, and gnash their teeth,
As the life falls from the greenless wreath.
Windless willow be our guide,
Stay our hand, take our side,
Help us to these Glorious Times.

The chosen home, now they lie in peace,
Yet elms reach where ashes roam.
Clacking bones of a skeletal stag doth cease,
Tale told only in darkest tome,
And fade from these Glorious Times.

That which doth sleepth, let sleepth,
And where ashes lay, doth weep.
Fallen few, stay not forever of dust,
Assemble thyself, rise thou must,
And bask in the splendor of these Glorious Times!

Ashen woad and shadowed grove,
Through the earliest places,
Trek to the newest of stars, and thou shalt findest
A darkness live again, for the light doth wane.

Beholder of our Glorious Time,
Where ashes do lay, hafted in twain,
They ascend, out of their days,
Cavernous maw and sightless gaze.
They ignite the darkest sky,
And cast the pigs forth from their sty.
Atone thy sin, and bask in these Glorious Times.

Brilliant elm, our forefather's pride,
Climb forth from the grave, and divide!
For our time is coming, in tentative spaces
Dressed in wilting laces,
A hymn to our Glorious Times.

From Man's first step through greatest stain,
Bring us mayhem, malicious force.
For glory, power, or greater gain,
Men wail and curse destiny's course.
Now rise! Out of thy deathly bed,
Fathers of a Time, Lords of an Age,
With groaning bones and countless dead!
Bring us to an end, bathed in rage!
And end these Glorious Times.

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Dreamer7697 said...
May 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm
This was rich with creativeness!! Divine choice of description, and gorgeous over all! :)   
Blue4indigo said...
Mar. 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Well...I want to comment...but there's really no point since you already know what I'm going to say :P

Wonderful, wonderful work, as always! You just use all the different devices so easily, and I absolutely adore this very sophisticated, story-telling, Shakespearan voice.

U2_Fanatic said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm
I have a favor to ask!! In my Creative Publications class, we get to share our favorite poem and write a response to it-- can I write about this one? Pleasey- please-please?
Lovejuice replied...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 5:41 am
Of course U2! You are more than welcome to any of my poetry, so long as I get to read the response! I can only wonder what you could reply to "In Glorious Times" with...
I.White said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

my first thought of this was the revolutionary war, which i am currently studying

my second was how descriptive and talented and beautiful your writing is

the only bad thing with the poem is the jelousy its causing other people wish they could write like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lovejuice replied...
Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:29 am
Thanks for the read! I'm glad you liked the poem, especially after I read it and went, "Eh," at it. The enthusiasm is appreciated, and I hope you enjoy the rest of my work as much as you enjoyed this.
-Ash- said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm
favorited! love this! sooo jealous, i wish i could write like this!! :)
Lovejuice replied...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Thank you!
-Ash- said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm
favorited! love this! sooo jealous! :D
swifthearth said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm
I love this piece, It really well written. I had to read it twice to fully understand what it meant or rather my definition of what It meant but amazing work...keep writing.
Lovejuice replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm
I'm glad you enjoyed the piece Swift. ^_^ I agree that it takes a few reads to get your mind completely wrapped around it, but in the end I think everybody enjoys the message they get from it.
U2_Fanatic said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm
You are so brilliant!! I am SO jealous of your writing-- I would easily kill someone to be able to write like you. No hesitation.
NightGoddess17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 11:57 am
I can't even begin to say how wonderfully written this is. You're like the Davinci of writing. This is amazing and easily on my list of favorites. AMAZING
Lovejuice replied...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm
Thanks for reading Night! I'm glad that you enjoyed reading it. And you put it on your favorites list?! You're making me blush... As for me being the Davinci of writing... I'm certain there are better ones out there. ^_^
NightGoddess17 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm
You doubt yourself too much... You really are an amazing writer :)
InvisibleHeart said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Amazing poem Love! :)
Lovejuice replied...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Thanks for the read Invisible! I'm glad you liked it. ^_^
Tbug1997 said...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 8:24 pm
This is more of the you i know very amazing you have a wonderful talent
Lovejuice replied...
Jan. 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Because my other stuff doesn't involve as much murder and death. ;) Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading it, and maybe you might be looking forward to another few poems like this?
poetidea_myworld_22 said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 9:33 am
whoa (speechless)
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