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The Accursed
by T. William Phillips
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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            For A. Rimbaud


He curses the banality of day

And the inevitable darkness of night

He curses when he cannot say

That which consumes his sight


He curses heaven and he curses hell

Ah! he curses, and he curses well!


He curses the silence of his inert arm

Out of sequence with his kinetic thoughts

He curses his repulsiveness, his lack of charm

And the fortress of solitude, which he haunts


He curses love and he curses hate

Ah! he curses, and he curses great!


He curses the blatancy of time

Standing still while moving swiftly

He curses meter, and he curses rhyme

And the chains of rules that hang so limply


He curses wealth and he curses poverty

Ah! he curses, and he curses properly!


He curses the blackness of his heart

Once red as a boxer’s bloody lips

He curses the meaninglessness of his art

And his dreary fate as a poete maudit


He curses his pride and he curses his indignity

Ah! he curses, and he curses indiscriminately!


He curses the balance wine brings him,

A spell of mania for his depression

He curses his veil of fabricated freedom

To the world, he declares his secession 


He curses heaven and he curses hell

Ah! he curses, and he curses well!

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Reviewed by Jansen Estrup 10/26/2012
Too bad he cursed poetry so young ... or maybe not ... though he should have cursed Paul Claudel before he hid ... powerfully done!
Reviewed by The Poetess 9/3/2010
Wonderfully written!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 9/3/2010
Very well written poem.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/3/2010
Wonderful writing sweet man..enjoyed very much..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/2/2010
Word choices, phrases and the repetition of, "Ah! he curses and he curses well," all work together to make this a masterpiece. I have a feeling that you are a poet who writes from life experiences along with an incredible imagination. I also think you are a writer who causes readers to "take notice." Yours is an exceptional talent for someone so young.
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