Wanton Sublunary

By Alchemist


                                      I believe the gods created man
                        Because gods                        can’t kill themselves
       These gods are at odds                                  on how to take heed
Their just jostling the levers                                        and tickling the strings
And they know as much                                     as we do as to where it may lead
We want the temporal
To be sublime and
Easy to figure, but
With an empyrean                                hierarchy who's the luminary
The lion that gets                                         to become the prophecy
Or the personification                                            of mere presence
 The "I" that's vision is                                                   revolutionary
  But doesn't deserve the                                                        title "I"
    When you can’t commit                                                   suicide
            You commit crimes                                    against nature
                                And hope someone pulls your card

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Copyright 2012 Alchemist
Published on Monday, November 5, 2012.     Filed under: "Philosophical" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

G is for god like R is for rocket.


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  • A former member wrote: There is a striking quality to this. The notion that god(s) are just as human as we are, prone to jealousy and violence, that jealousy and violence were forced apon us, set in stone, destined to be our very nature. The ending, I think, lends a feeling of, if not guilt then at least a longing to be guilty. Pull my card, pull my strings, unravel me. Fix me. God is an imperfect form.

  • A former member wrote: i likee it very good

  • Nehema On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Nehema (1257)By person wrote:

    Like the creative format, fun to read, but then you always are. I always thought it was a silly idea that there were supreme beings in the sky controlling or playing with us like dolls. I figured it was man's excuse for not wanting to be responsible for their/our actions - XXOO Scholar

  • dwells On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, dwells (5703)By person wrote:

    An interesting theme her, and perhaps a reference to the lion of Narnia too (can't recall his name). So the Gods are just jerking us around for their amusement - and the all knowing stuff is a bunch of bunk. Someday we'll know for sure, maybe, cheers!

  • Sean Mc Shane On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Awesome presentation and style here. And I love any and all ideas pertaining to the' gods of old. ' Excellent piece, man. Cool. Later -

  • Devilish On Monday, November 5, 2012, Devilish (3758)By person wrote:

    Sometimes i dont know weather i want to kiss you or hit you your so good...lol.. damn shawn.. touch me.. Scholar

  • Dei On Monday, November 5, 2012, Dei (703)By person wrote:

    You and i really need to talk philosophy some time. I believe we share some of the same concepts and theory.

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