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Meditating Mantis

Updated on October 18, 2013

Silence of the Mantis

Noises torture the ones who want to be healed
Craving the serenity of the naked mantis
Sound bubbles of obscenity,
Bursting in your ears
Over thinking the world
Redefining fear 

Bite your tongue
Or forget that you have one
Redeem you'r inhumanity
Alter your senses

Remove yourself from complication
We are the ones who hold ourselves back
Extend your antenna to the universe 
Transmissions of ever shifting emotion


This Mantis was not at all afraid of the flash.
This Mantis was not at all afraid of the flash. | Source

Violence of the Mantis

The watchful eye of the gate keeper
Sees you in the back of it's head
Don't be late
(A cold blade is held to your throat, hugging your jugular)
With ropes you've been tied to the window frame
The red, paint like blood, 
Stains your view of the passing days
(Its tongue is meant for tasting your face)
The Air conditioner's broken
Sweat drips your fat away
(Your eyes were removed and placed in a coffee can)
Pushing on your chest
The gate keeper simulates your breath
You must stay awake
(It drives the blade into your abdomen)
The ropes that once held you in place have now been cut,
Yet your frozen in that same toy doll pose
In a flawless posture
Praying Mantis

© 2013 Skyler DeCristoforo


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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think allot of big changes are in all of our near futures. What we make of it will reward us in our own ways. Thanks for your support guys!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      "extend your antenna to the universe" Yes!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Over thinking the world....indeed my friend....indeed. We hold the is right inside of us, always there waiting...not so terribly difficult to find....will we, as a society, ever look for it? :)

      blessings always