Picture of Sempiternity

April 26, 2011
By Anonymous

My mosaic-patterned eyes can peer through the stained glass pane
Situated in the tunnel of my unconscious self
Where terrifying elation touches me
In the cavity of my chest which the parson dubbed my heart

It is a view for demons or the brokenhearted:
A restless sea of ash
The crest of each wave a foam of transcribed memories
Those little slips of paper and their age-old messages
Burnt to a crisp by the backstage flame
Which makes the engines of time
Churn in smoky repetition

Eternity, though quite a scholar,
Has no sympathy for reminiscence
Choosing instead to make love with quiet passion
To his darkling mistress, Fate
What a bitter betrayal!

While tumbling down the hill of scorching sand
(Where there is no origin to the downward slope)
Toward the inevitable gateway to Hell's monstrous fires
I grope through the smoke for your hand
Because if I am to be damned
I will have company in the form of your sweaty palm
When I embrace the devil, a grin upon his workman's face

Do not dab the tears from our eyes, always staring as if we were but dolls,
Or wipe off the grins of wet paint from our faces
If the deities shall pack us in a black, leather suitcase
And we round the circle till the circle's end
Better to have these iridescent tears sprinkle the fertile ground
Of what once was
That as we spin, something may grow elsewhere
Again


The author's comments:
Feel free to be depressed initially.

Remember to cheer up though, as I tried to remind you at the end.

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on Jul. 7 2011 at 8:36 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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eyes and eyes? MUHAHAHAHAH!

on Jul. 6 2011 at 6:53 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Where, evil-laughing-person?

on Jul. 6 2011 at 4:53 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

MUHAHAHAHA. did you notice your little rhyme?

on Jul. 5 2011 at 3:53 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Well, climb aboard and close your eyes. Go mad, perhaps. Anything to make the ocean appear before your eyes.

on Jul. 5 2011 at 12:17 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

you have left me stranded captain. i am seeing a boat but no ocean.

on Jul. 3 2011 at 8:03 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

GrinChuckleSqueal like there's no burden of tomorrow.

on Jul. 3 2011 at 7:09 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

hello to allllll my fat little cow children

on Jul. 1 2011 at 8:38 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

'Peekaboo!' says the jolly fat man who lives down the street.

on Jul. 1 2011 at 4:30 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

oh, but it is that you are anonymo. someone is aspirirng captain. it also that the lines are a little blurry now. perhaps you should come on out...

on Jun. 30 2011 at 10:54 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

My goodness, the Silent Raven does not recall trying to make himself anonymous. Doesn't it know that everyone can see it hiding between the lines?

The last line loves you too, Boosflash.


on Jun. 22 2011 at 11:23 am
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Get, Got, Gotten.

dont know why you wanna be anonymous captain. we all kow who yo are. this is awesome. you kill me with the vocabulary. it is that i love he last line.


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