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A Market for Mayhem from the "id" (ed)
by Ed Matlack

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More mayhem from my "id", hope you understand it better than I!

“A MARKET FOR MAYHEM FROM THE “id” (ed)


 


Bound up in the inconsistency of lavish rubble


The tiny charm of abolished heady bonanzas


Released on occasion by supreme authority


Emblazoned on a shield of bronze shame


Superimposed by filing repertoire


An eagle’s nest of provoked attendances


Where often there are mass collapses


Likewise are there upgrading tenures


A state of unholy worship


The drachma of the next reserves a place for the penny of the east


For what?


 


Believe in love, faith or fall behind—the really true power


Evidence is recognized by those with foresight


Spoken words resume speed of the gaunt messenger


One of the acid assemblages belies an earthly root


Lost horizons appear and disappear


Fleeting glances show a quality not quite articulate


But worthy of recognition by all sensitive creatures


Lie below and assume a position of grateful candor


No, not so, with the host of adherents


Hinging dreams on sketchy mirages


While hunger rages for true ambition


Who prays for this?


Who answers?


 


Edges through a stillborn desire


To make peace with this conscience


And realize a boon to mankind


By throwing salt on a wounded soul…


To bring out innate longing to conquer a world of chagrin


Trust not a desire to bail out a world


Drowning in materialistic venture


Bound up in rash action, the bubble of garrulous living explodes


To form a film of defeat


Except for pure humility, the bulk lines for predatory gain


Hinged on serious haunted wishes


To hinge a swinging power


And close the gate on commonplace


All goes for naught, this ambitious domain


For imbedded in the soul burns an honest totem of grace


The seams of hard-shelled immunity are broken open


To reveal the true sense of life’s meaning


That atonement of virtuous action


Brings strength to its knees


And borrows from angels a heaven sent bolt


Cutting the throngs of evil and malice


A forecast of doom for all so endowed


Men of great stature—all dedicated to progress


Overlook the very reason the earth was created


Or worship Darwin as the true historian


So be it for them – human frailty cannot decide


Between the two factions – nor which side to cling to


The future will show what antagonism can foster


For those who choose conflict for altruistic gain


Purchase their farthings with counterfeit metal.


 


                                                                        (ed)


 

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((ed)))

thought provoking, excellent write! keep writing, keep asking questions

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
WOW! You said a MOUTH FULL, Ed! A very thought provoking piece; very well done! :D (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by J. Pajot
Interesting write, Ed. Well expressed.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
You really said a mouth full here Ed! Quite thought provoking to say the least! Quite profound. Lisa

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