Fools Gold

Forged from the dust of death-star fire into this ephemeral form

 

treading on the surface of an eternal bottomless ocean above and below

 

death perpetually circulating from all directions

 

You succumb to the myth that Gold is land, security, power, wealth

 

bow to the pirates and board their ship

to become a slave or yourself a pirate

 

You expend your death-star fire to swab the deck and man the oar

 

or lash the whip to bleed others into submission

 

You drink bottles and bottles of rum to numb the pain

 

of being whipped or doing the whipping

 

that you burn your precious death-star fire to make your masters rich

 

or man a ship with no direction other than to steal Gold from others

 

Mutiny will not alter the course as you are still on the same ship

 

different masters and slaves

seeking the same Gold for fools

 

Summon the courage from the depths

as the storm approaches and the sea boils with offended anger

 

return to where you began before you boarded the run away ship

 

Burn your precious death-star fire and pay homage to eternity

 

Swim man swim

 

or drown with a smile

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2 thoughts on “Fools Gold

  1. Man, that ghost ship image is tres powerful and your poem no less so – it sums up our condition perfectly except there is actually only one ship on which we are all passengers and crew – we work together or we go down together…

    • Yes my friend…that is how I think in my core…working together for a destination…but thee are so many signals and symbols that dishearten me and make me want to abandon ship…lol. For instance…I saw your countrymen Justin Bieber dancing around the stage on TV last night night and the people going wild for this young man…who has been transformed into a hip hop rapper…lol…and making billions in the process.

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