Mine of Ivory Skulls

November 3, 2010
By BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Seek through putrid, rotting decay,
Like a spoiled oyster’s pile,
Pearls rain as drops of May,
The miner digs his lonely isle.

Solely he as none other should dare,
A shaft of blood and bones alike,
The miner seeks a skull so rare,
Pass a hundred days without a strike.

But one dismal dusk,
The pickaxe did ring a tune,
Of sounding ancient tusk,
And gleaming by the moon.

The skull of ivory was found,
A head shrouded in fame,
It was lifted slowly from the ground,
But with it came no man’s name.

This man was stunning,
His teeth untouched by grime,
A mind that was always running,
But his life faded into time.

He is now a common attraction to all,
A miner reaps his fortunes dealt,
As his soul rests beneath Senegal,
This head stands with a leopard’s pelt.


The author's comments:
Inspired by my love for Jesus.

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austenite GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2011 at 5:48 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

Bill, as always, this poem is so deep! I'm going to take a stab at the "underlying message" and guess....is it about the Shroud of Turin? (I'm probably wrong!) You are a fantastic poet - I really enjoy how all of them are inspired by Jesus.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 1:10 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

its been a few years, i know.

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 10 2010 at 7:02 am
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Thanks Boos, good to see you checked out my writing after all :P

on Nov. 9 2010 at 3:22 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i love this foir the rhyming scheme, even though i dont know what you're saying-my limited comprehension. 5 stars captain.

on Nov. 6 2010 at 9:35 pm
WintersRevenge PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
29 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yay! I love being purple!" ~Patrick Star, Spongebob Squarepants

Haha I live near Jacksonville :) I loved this. Beautifully executed poem, emotionally chilling and thrilling.

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 6 2010 at 9:32 pm
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Thanks. I have 3 more that have yet to be accepted

Rileah BRONZE said...
on Nov. 6 2010 at 5:49 pm
Rileah BRONZE, Christina Lake, Other
2 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not counted by the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away. <3

I really like your work. Keep it up :D

on Nov. 6 2010 at 12:35 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
34 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

this was really super good! keep writing! :D

BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 6 2010 at 10:51 am
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
will do. glad to hear you liked it ;)

on Nov. 5 2010 at 10:41 pm
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
22 articles 5 photos 246 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

I really love your message behind it expecially the last three stanzas they really tie it together! love it!! thanks for posting! check out my work??

 


BillM GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 11:41 am
BillM GOLD, JACKSONVILLE, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Thank you. I am still waiting for someone to pick up on the underlying message. It isn't just supposed to sound gross :P

lamelola GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 9:28 am
lamelola GOLD, Wichita, Kansas
14 articles 19 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
The problem is, you think you have time.

This is very discriptive, love yur choice of words


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