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Behemoth
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, June 17, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inspired by Richard L. Cedarburg's poem, "Juggernaut"

A behemoth, from the Bible, is generally considered to be a hippopotamus.

HippoPotato by Sandor Nagy


Behemoth

Deep down in the soul of every man,
there lies an allegiance to the clan.

For no man stands alone.

A great cave beast in the East,
lies plotting like a plan.

For on cave walls dim lit scrawls,
outlined from whence it came.

With ochre red and barely fed,
they carved the bloody beast.

With signs laid raw they did claw,
to prepare it for the feast.

With this wheat, bittersweet,
did this mammon fall from heaven?

On monastery walls, museum halls,
they spread this bread like yeast.

Deadly cereal commercials and
fast food morsels choked with grease.

Candied yams and cholesterol hams,
fill its gargantuan gorging urge.

Bulimia bound, the stapled gut hound,
howls with a ravenous glee.

Weighed down, behemoth bound,
a medicine chest waiting to die.

Bye-bye.

Copyright 2007 © Ronald W. Hull

7/16/07


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/23/2007
Cleverly created, Ron; and with a message to boot. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/20/2007
Excellent writing,Hugs
Reviewed by jude forese 6/19/2007
cleverly crafted, Ron ... couplets designed to perfection ...
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 6/18/2007
excellent poem,enjoyed.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/17/2007
Your photos and tie backs with your poetry are always worth a second and third read. You are one clever man Ron and one of my favorites.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/17/2007
Most outstanding....yip the picture is something else I say.....looks like a human to me...jumping a green frog!!

BAD!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/17/2007
I agree with Richard! Excellent oem Ron!

ET
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/17/2007
"fill its gargantuan gorging urge." Yeah Baby!!!
This image gave me shivers and a wave of goose pimple. YIKES! This poem is great and original Ron ... but I don't know whether to applaud or go find the Pepto Bismol. (-:

The subject matter reminded me of a demented gourmand for some reason. And that Hippo tuber picture is quite bloody unique.

It's really nice when we can inspire one another. Thanks for the blessing!
Blessings to you too ...
Richard
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/17/2007
Gotta love eating...;) ed



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