Why should a poem exist in this world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 26, 2013

 

Because our great energies are divided

Because there is a room,

and flasks on a dusty shelf

one for your heart, one for your mind, one for your soul, your psyche, and your imagination

Put them

into the flasks

and then

you will see

what everyone sees

and then there will be men out on the sand fighting and killing for banks, drugs, oil, and fire

men who remember their childhoods the lawns the streets the garbage cans the alleys the sirens the dark empty buildings whispering messages in the middle of the night

the cemeteries the graves the markers the schools the factories

men out on the sand fighting and killing for the great Reality that drifts like paper into a roaring furnace

gray faces hovering over burnt sacrifices

a banker on a stage

rubbing his gloves

and pulling money out of his satin mouth

the princes of television

releasing their drone packages

and a third party calls to us across a vine-threaded wall

an unpredicted outsider

who’s known the sacrifice was torture

since the beginning when the river was turned away from the forests and spun into great rotting pools

of gangrenous empire

the outsider is divided and separated in the room of sacrifice

poems, blood filament by growing filament, fill in and connect the spaces

and the sun and moon shine on the blood and make it whole

the poem explodes in the self-separated human who is quite convinced he has nothing to do with a poem, has nothing to do with the soul that is dying inside him

I write poems

people tell me I’m crazy to do it

I’m committing a form of suicide

but I’ll tell you this

it isn’t a sacrifice

 

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

 

 

 

 

 


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