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THE DEATH OF TUTANKHAMEN

I.

The king is dead--and layed within his place,
and night has fallen as it did before,
within his tomb he hides his golden face
and waits to live and breath and love once more;

a grain of sand will last as long has he--
young man--did they not tell you in your youth
That time will fade away, and secretly,
while you await, to feel and know the truth?

And Tutankhamen, time will not reveal
the secrets of the past, they fade away--
and all the things you long to know and feel
are gone before they see the light of day.

How old are you, young man, four thousand years--
or just as old as all our hopes and fears?

II.
You're just as old, I guess, as any dream
and just as far away as space permits,
improvident sometimes, and yet we seem
agglomerated to a life that fits--

We come and go--in circumspectful daze--
disgruntled in our youth, and growing old,
and never seem to see the proper ways
and disinclined to hear the things we're told--

exhonerating all that we have known,
who take until there's nothing left to give,
for life is just a path that we have flown,
from other dreams, where other dreamers live.

This mass we call "myself" will soon return
to heaven space, or maybe it will burn.

III.

The power in us all is dominant--
just as the time of Tutankhamens womb,
from birth we go through life--intransigent
and hope the best will be beyond the tomb.

We hope that space is part of better things
just as belief--in Akhen Atens day,
we feel the same as did Egyptian kings
who looked at life as where they'd choose to stay;

exacerbated, as we live and grow,
to better space, than what we have and feel,
and though it's part of life we do not know--
it's just as dear--and just as harsh and real.

How old are we? Not one could estimate,
and if they did, they'd tilt the hands of fate.

IV.

The pylon gates that lead to peace of mind
are open to the ones who search at night,
but truth in life is sometimes hard to find
and pyramids block out the glow of light--

while deep below--mastabas hold the past
and keep it safe--from any mortal eyes--
with stores of grain--while sun gods gold and cast,
stare into space--where only darkness lies--

and Tutankhamens silence is a thing
to last five thousand years of growing old,
at best--his wish was but to be the king
within a life that's cast and locked in gold--

and Akhen Aten knows he is okay
that's why he will not lead his soul astray

V.

but Akhen Aten hides his face at night--
and southern breezes cool the scorching air,
and any sound is whispered soft and light--
because there's no one list'ning anywhere;

nomadic tribes have perched upon his rock,
and never knew that Tutankhamen hears--
each sound of life--each key that could unlock
his mortal soul--if they would use their ears,

if they would see--the sun god is a friend,
and leads to light, where Tutankhamen sleeps,
how many minds would see his mortal end--
is not his death--though in our mind it creeps--

and takes away the youth of ev'ry man
and sends it to the time where time began;

VI.

How old are you--young man--why do you stare?
The world awaits for you to raise your soul--
though fettered to the wind--and ev'rywhere,
in time a dream will make you free and whole--

to walk again--the Valley of the Kings
and ride upon the waters of the Nile--
where spirits bathe, and Nephritite sings,
the secrets of the past--for yet a while,

the world is obdurate of any scheme,
that brings new life--once death has made its' call
though greater men than you--have known this dream,
not one still hides behind his secret wall--

and no remains--stay hidden to the past--
if golden chains are known to hold them fast.
Vee Bdosa

------
VeeBdosa
Fort Knox, KY


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by veebdosa

Ageing in death
lived an adult-ful life, and young in death

( Posted by: poetdave [Member] On: August 25, 2010 )

In Egypt there lived a boy king who died when he was eighteen.
I can't imagine what it must have been like to ascend to the throne at nine years old, only to die nine years later. Tutankkhamun's life is a mystery that we have been trying to solve through his death and the treasures he left behind. It is what we don't know about his life that is more valuable than all the gold and lapis lazuli found in his tomb.

-ArsPoet2789ica

( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: August 31, 2010 )





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