Poem: (Abstract/Prose) "My Circular Destiny"

One life. One journey.

An unseen, useless journey born with bloody hands and molded with sand

Began, ceased in breaths times stars winking, visions of arrogance sinking.

Stepping onto one steel beast, not the majestic, but heavenly's least, the liar of liars

Spewing souls in darkness and sucking their light. "All aboard," the shame of going.

Unheard children screaming, watching my feet numb still dreaming, black cloaked master

Skeleton's starving hand beckoning a traveler who gambled a spine upon a forgotten land.

Seeds of red deception, the liar's lips telling me at destined sunrise the glory and glee are born.

"All aboard," the buried soul of wanting.

This journey knows not ease

Black cloaked master singing a song, clinging to a lie and used so long.

Drifting on rusted steel, deserted depot dust. Watered dry and pale conductor muted to sigh.

Please sing, oh bruised clouds to infinity. Take me. Take the breath, wings, filthy death.

Eyes set, steam sings a durge. Drivers dead to unfold. "All aboard," such a pus-driven ride.

I try to write the right oh fearless phantom of lore. See her kings, queens, and gambler's whore.

You took my place, my spawn, my race. I have but cinders to cling to my nameless face.

"His" train, eyeing the black cloaked master, fears born, die. Where can I exist on sailor's rye?

Bumbling the wood and wire. The insectledge, a kingdom. "All aboard," the senseless fare.

Starting. Ending. Time after time

I wake gasping in sleep. Wandering the deep, eyes of Hades warning drifting dreams to keep.

On "His" locomotive whose shadow creeping time. Stabs my heart one part of fleshly time.

"She" was in my grasp now I see funerals by asps. "She" weakened my spark, my one spark.

"All aboard," the endless circle bred with boredom and watching blue eyes skim silently away.

Farewell . . .

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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

What a poem you've written here. I could feel deeply the meaning you're communicating. Awesome.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow ! Kenneth, what a poignant piece of poetry. A journey we are all destined for but try to avoid. You certainly have a way with words. Your poetry astounds me. Voted up.


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Kelsey Pence 21 months ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Life being the complicated journey it is, I see how you could identify it with being an arena where many of us do battle. It is in my humble opinion, it is a one way path towards the ultimate Destiny of true adventure!


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annart 21 months ago from SW England

Powerful poem with so much emotion. What a journey! Well done, Kenneth!

Ann


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sallybea 21 months ago from Norfolk

kenneth avery

Now then, that is my kind of writing, loved the words and loved the images too. Very well done

Sally


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Walid Dino 21 months ago from Mostaganem, Algeria

great post here


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Anna Haven 21 months ago from Scotland

Liking the dark imagery and a very good turn of phrase with the 'gambling of a spine.' You don't hear that everyday. :)


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vkwok 21 months ago from Hawaii

A poem deserving of a double thumbs up!


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, aesta1,

I really appreciate your sweet comment. And you very observant to my underlying meaning. Thanks for the nice visit. Come back often.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Jodah,

Good friend, how can I adequately thank you for such a nice comment? "Thank you" is all I have. I mean it.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

That comment was well deserved Kenneth...I meant it too.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

vkwok,

A heart-felt thank you, good pal. Words have power and yours are very nice. They make me feel charged-up and ready t write more hubs.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Anna Haven,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sharp analogy. I appreciate how you defined my message.

Come back anytime.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Walid Dino,

I appreciate your time and reading my hub.

You are welcome to stop by anytime.

Peace.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, sallybea,

Thank you, dear friend, for making my night.

I wish I could do this at will, but I cannot do that. There are just those times when mixed with certain emotions when I can do one of these. Then I feel as if a weight has been lifted off of me.

You, my dear friend, are so naturally-talented that you need to write novels.

I am serious. Peace.


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

AnnArt,

Thanks for your time, reading and commenting on this piece.

I am so thankful for YOU and all of my Terrific followers.

I pray that you have a peaceful night.

Your Friend for Life, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Kelsey Pence,

It is my pleasure to meet you. And to say thanks to you for your deep and important comment. I loved it so much.

I also agree with your thinking on life being a one-way trip. And how we ride in that journey is very magical.

Hey, if you are not a follower, I ask you humbly to come aboard and be one of my followers.

I would love it.

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