Monday, January 6, 2014

FEAR NOTHING NOT EVEN THE THOUSANDTH DEATH





THE MIND OF AGONY
Naked whipped by the winds of change
I can only stand still as the sting
of the cold lash is laid upon the backs
of so many who lined up aside me
many who are scarred enough already.
Too tired to fight
and well beaten
before chained to the whipping post,

will no one scream for pain, for justice?

Not a sound is heard
‘cept the cutting of the wind
by the whip.
I have no unscarred skin
so it takes the howling wind more effort
to break open my skin that my blood may run.

This pleases them who despise me for my laziness
at not having stored up a room
of sparkling stones and gold enough.

I trusted, never having learned that trust is a fools earnings.
I will stand here my back flayed and frozen
that the blood will not come running out,
I will not pleasure them with blood nor tears.
Then I will be turned again
that the bark may bite deeper
into my flesh while the snap of the whip
on the wind works my face and chest
but carefully never hitting my eye.

I must see what I have worked for
as it is driven off in an armored vehicle.
Unrecoverable.

© M Durfee
1.6.2014

18 comments:

  1. Where there's a drop of blood, they will find it! Keep on speaking. Loudly. Every new voice that hears you is another eye that opens. Hopefully...

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    1. I will only die before I go quiet yet even then i will let people know they are power tripping fucked up Shadow.

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  2. ugh. yeah i was reading an article on it the other day...will no one scream for us....for justice...dude, its sucks, and is sad...and sucks....

    hey think you have an extra A in the title...

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    1. The ones who scream are standing below the guillotine cheering as ever workers head is cut off, secretly glad they are not on the platform but enjoying the show all the same Brian.

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  3. As its very chilly here, I can feel the cold biting wind on my skin ~ So sad Mark ~

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    1. Life is turned sad the world over Grace, I never thought I could carve out an exemption for myself. The best I can do is what i will do.

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  4. FFFearing .. eeevery ddday ... bbbut wwwill bbbe ssstrong ...iiif yyyou aaare ... sssmiles ... cccat.

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    1. Yeup Frozen out again simply because some folks went to work for a government entity 25-30 years ago.

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  6. ...Just a note from limbo:

    It's that dams salt they rub in you wounds that's the worst. :)

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    1. They do seem rather pleased with themselves, 'course they don't have to live without medical coverage or pay 10 grand a year for it.

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  7. Scrooge knows that storing gold is not enough guarantee of happiness. He was still frozen. A biting poem that seems to cut back to the Holocaust.

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    1. Gemma I can see the correlation, though this only affects about 50,000 people directly.

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  8. I'm so sorry. Dare we hope that the Feds may step in? How are you coping with the whipping cold winds of the Polar Vortex?

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    1. Nope..No Federal gov't help, Trillions for was nothing for Americans

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  9. Raw and effective and that last stanza... deadly.

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  10. Sometimes I wonder if there is an honest man anywhere in power. Disillusionment doesn't even come close to describing what I feel towards those who rip off and tear down others to get more for themselves.

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So Walking Man I was thinking...