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The Keening

O Anointed One - where is the nobility ,
the sanctity ,nay , the glory of your Crusade ?

In the name of your God,
your armies-
the mightest yet in the annals of Man-
have unleashed the horrors of Armageddon,
on a people so utterly defenceless and forsaken.

Your monstrous leviathans crush
and grind into the dust
all that lies in their path -
ravaging , despoiling
and laying waste an ancient land..

Your paladins ,soaring the skies above,
whoop through chandelles
and whirl through Immelmans,
as the missiles they fire strike home,
blasting cities , towns …little hamlets
to smithereens
reducing all to cinder and shards.

Carnage :savage and brutal -
horrific, beyond measure-
has been wreaked on
the aged and the infirm and the innocent

Bodies ,in their thousands,
lie strewn all over the land .
Their life blood -
gushing forth in cataracts,
surging over in torrents-
steeps the blasted earth ….
to its very core.

Each drop of oil,
O Anointed One,
that your Empire drains out,
shall henceforth be forever stained
with the blood of glorious martyrs.

…..In His Infinite Compassion
The Christ murmurs to the broken bodies
of the hundred thousand innocents ,
lying limp and lifeless
at the foot of His Cross-
“ …this night you shall be with me
in Paradise.”


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The following comments are for "Elephant and the Gnat Part 2"

Absolutely wonderful!
Dear RJKT:

I'm sorry that I took so long to get to your absolutely wonderful piece! It was, in my mind, truly glorious! Yes, with, little doubt, Bush is a true turd! And an evil one at that...... only if there were enough to recognize the fact, before it is too late and he takes all down with him......... Someday Bush may have to face his own Nuremburg!

I very much liked your piece such as:

.........wait for the ax to fall

seized by a crazed lust for blood

Grieving from the cross Jesus says "father forgive them for they know not what they do (AND SO TRUE THAT IS!)

Each drop of oil....... forever stained with the blood of glorious martyrs.

In his infinite wisdom Christ murmurs......... "this night you shall be in Paradise with me."

Your poem was so absolutely right on .......and so wonderfully said!


( Posted by: dougsoderstrom [Member] On: February 14, 2005 )

Doug thank you so very much
Dear Doug

I can't thank you enough for your words of encouragement.

Between you and me, i gave it an innocuous sounding title in order not to attract too many readers ,and consequently lay myself open to the possiblity of much adverse criticism -since it does not conform to the general run of readers' tastes in poetry.

I am particularly taken up with youe idea ...imagine GWB and his cabal having to face their very own Nuremberg.. a thought absolutely delightful even to think about.

Thanks once again

Your friend

( Posted by: RJKT [Member] On: February 14, 2005 )

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