Mythology of Man

Posted: October 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

      imaginarygarden A Skyflower Friday – Shipwreck Imagined By
Thus, today’s challenge is to write about what it means to be shipwrecked in our times, either literally or figuratively. You may choose your own point of view: are you a witness, a survivor, or one who will go down with the ship?

              Part 1 – In the beginning

And the Source hovered in the midst of nothing
and called into being all things, and all things
were good and pleasing to the eye of God
until men forgot God and goodness and peace.

Part 2- On Mount Olympus

And the people of earth were wicked
each doing what was right in their eyes
and the Great God sent a flood and said,
children, start over, you’ve a second chance
to bring love and peace into the world

Part 3- A new dawn

And so, eight lives walked off a boat
to start once again. And ages passed
yet, peace did not reign only selfishness
and plunder, and subjugation, and murder
year after year, age after age, better and better
means of destruction and mayhem.

Part 4 – Babel Revisited

And the people of earth worked to perfect
their wickedness. They were proud of their
technology and intelligence and it was good
but bent, twisted, perverted to selfishness
and plunder, and subjugation, and murder

Part 5 -Eve of destruction

And God says another chance, children,
though not the cool of waters washing over
but fire to destroy the sickness, evil, malevolence
of man. And when the thermonuclear cleansing
is done and eight people again begin once again
will they have learned… anything?

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Comments
  1. ManicDdaily says:

    Yikes! Terrifying! Very vivid though! Thanks, Debi. k.

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  2. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This deserves a thunderous applause, Debi. I love your no nonsense approach to modern man – it is Biblical in form and withering in tone. Those last two parts resound. I shudder to think of that thermonuclear cleansing.

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  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Ka-pow! This says it all. Fantastic write!

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  4. What a wonderful ties to the bible, and yet delivering a punch against the way we live and never learn… I think I can hear the horsemen galloping.

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  5. …somehow this feels like I’m reading todays newspaper – let alone a retelling of the ancient bible pages. Well done!

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  6. Oh..I am chilled to the bone reading this — even more chilled by the truth in it. Indeed, it is like reading today’s news and the bible at the same time, and fearing what we have done to ourselves and our world. Powerful. Thanks for sharing.

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