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Lately,I've just been
doling out time
in a dilapidation daze,
dancing with angels of decay
carried by the gentle breeze,
a mere decorous hook tied
to a feed-back loop
that spans the seven sinful seas
and runs inconspicuously
through our Kakfa-esque dreams,
to angle back into the skies
through narrow-carpeted halls
(class-sorted
as always like before,)
except now the heavens
are the white debris
thrown aside
by our factory-sewn protrusions
(so much for Miltonian delusions...)

and yet onward roll
the shiny gears of
the God-machine,
dragging false prophets
and false problems
across the thought-lit stage...
yanking id-ruled hominids
in blue-and-white drones
flashing and jagging
in their Shivaiic tangos
across our teeming, ill-named "freeways,"
occasionally high-jumping the barriers
and crashing into The Democracy Gardens
or some other Suburban nature reserve

"I'm never gonna know you
now,
but I'm gonna love you
anyhow"

-E.S. "waltz #2"


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The following comments are for "pacification of the plastic Gods"
by seanspacey

Got Marx?
When we attack the principles of Milton...
We get Marx

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: June 11, 2013 )

hmm...
Thanks for reading: "awhippingflame." I believe I will reply to your offered perspective, but first let me clarify that we should only politely discuss "opinions" here; Neither of us is an all-knowing sage and so, sure as we may be, we shouldn't deny any thinking non-evil being his choice of personal opinions.

Now, what I made mouths at in this poem were the claimed "delusions" of Milton, not so much his values, for as I recall from my university days, he was a long-lived and virtuous leading citizen, scholar, and national minister, etc., of England during her post-Elizabethan peak of empire... and furthermore, he was an exponent of enlightenment ideals.
Now, I personally don't accept or especially admire Milton's Christian religion or its super-natural mythology which he preserved, shaped, and re-invented in his famous epic poem. However, I do admire many of the "values" and insights taught by Christ, which shaped Milton and the England of his day as well as of ours, though unfortunately to a rather lesser extent it seems.

( Posted by: seanspacey [Member] On: June 23, 2013 )





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