AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Brad Bathgate, iB. B. Riefner, iM. R. Mathias, iCHANTI LACE, iThomas Neviaser, iFrancis Eaden, iJeff Alt, i

  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dawn Richerson

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 815 Titles
· 5,434 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Dawn Richerson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Adventures of Megan Martin - Night Visions
by Bryon Smith

The 5th of "The Adventures of Megan Martin" series...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by Dawn Richerson
A Serum He Calls Truth
by Dawn Richerson
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Dawn Richerson
•  On Knocknarea
•  What Love May Come
•  Distant Drumbeat
•  Even Ground
•  Love and a Many-Layered Cake
           >> View all 795

In love with the lies he’s told himself,
he dances with himself, a devil dressed in white,
self-crowned Regent of Innocence. Laced
with pillowed luxury, his home provides comfort,
convinces him all the more that he’s
Lord of Loving-kindness and King of What Ought Be,
self-appointed judge and soul jury.

She grieves his misguided judgment, fat,
ringed finger that cast her beyond Realm of Blessing.
She mourns conditioned environment,
hollow House of Grand Illusions where he chooses
to make his bed of linens fine. There,
he sees not folly of his ways, nor has any 
use for love or equality.

Many bow before smooth-tongued serpent,
imagining him as Prince of Enlightenment;
for his promises are grand and he’s
brought prosperity to land where willing servants
do as he says God says. They ask no
questions, make few demands, support his stated quest
of loyal devotion to Holy One.

Exhilarating, his revelry!
Sweet addiction: succulent stupor of success.
Just Reward, he claims, for majestic
magnanimity, vast care for God’s Kingdom Work.
The pleasures of his Palace Posh are
secondary, of course; nevertheless, he soaks
it up, awash in resultant buzz.

“Say, see Harlot stoop in squalor there –
has she no respect for our Lord’s authority?”
He mocks colossal misdirection,
sins he presumes there, invented to stave off fear
that Woman of the Streets dare approach
godly King of Cleanliness. He turns, bids them come,
drink deep of the serum he calls Truth.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by jude forese 1/9/2005
extrememly well-developed poem ... it invigorates the heart and soul ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/7/2005
(((dawn)))

spot ON!!!!!!!! an excellent commentary

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/7/2005
Boy do I know men like that
phat cats
coined all the pined-up emotion
all the bloated ego
and made magic!!!!
enjoyed!!!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/7/2005
The Silver Tongued Devil rises again I see. Well penned
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/7/2005
I can "hear" the evil hissing in this poem. You used the Bible's ultimate truth to form your own words. Profound!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/6/2005
A stunning write, one to read more than once..well done Dawn
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/6/2005
Dawn outstanding work! I'm in awe of your ability to show the deception in such a graphic way. So many are fooled by the great
liar, even some who think they are great christians,or deeply spiritual, they look down on others with their haughty disdain
and are themselves, living lies! Splendid poetry!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/6/2005
I think that they were wrong when they said that things in the bible could not be added to. You did a wonderful job here.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/6/2005
this is wonderful...i read it twice myself
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 1/6/2005
This is one of those poems you enjoy reading more than once because of all the great detail in it- also the highlighted words are also good to go back and reread. You wrote this with much skill.
Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  The Gift of Communication
  2.  Talk the Talk
  3.  Disposable Love
  4.  in time for Mother's Day
  5.  unraveling...
  6.  R E D
  7.  Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  8.  Nowadays
  9.  Pi Day
  10.  It's the Law

The Man Who Loved Funerals by Maryanne Raphael

The plot builds relentlessly and so well that by the end one does not know whether to laugh or cry..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.