Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Million dollar missile streams
Coat the air as black shadow dancing 
Rafts a pond of lucid dreams 
Swinging knives in an unconscious state 
Excerpts from war bombs & hand grenades
- Took the bait 
Cheers & shouts of deathless mutilation
Captured by ransom & introspection
Rulers from out of country 
No kings no queens nor dauphins
Inured soldiers sweating bullets 
Trapped like tar clothed dolphins
Coveted freedom wanted so badly 
It glows lambent
Native tongue neighboring the eccentric
Heroes have become disfigured 
Lepers begging to be mentored 
Grotesque reality just as common 
As extraordinary 
Dead as black shadow dancing 

© 2011 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Beachanny said...

Excellent commentary on current events with a universality that supersedes them. Especially liked the last line..very cinematic. Your work always moves, Anthony..another characteristic of your voice and your unique work. Gay

Anthony Desmond said...

Thank you Gay! :D

Soraya said...

It´s hard but seems like a picture of reality, so crude, so sad, so ilogical.
Well writen.
Thanks for share it.

Mama Zen said...

Hard hitting piece!

signed...bkm said...

Powerful,Anthony - especially the line "Lepers begging to be mentored"....that is a great great...you paint a reality we do not like to see...love the title too...bkm

lori said...

I can always feel the passion and emotion behind your work. Always thought-provoking and powerful.

Brian Miller said...

dude you always hit it like a hammer...nice social commentary...we start wars because what would we do otherwise...and seem to know no other way to solve our problems...

hey drop me a line...got a question for you: btm2007@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, really like a sledgehammer to the face on my lovely reading morning. There are a lot of thoughts and undercurrents that I find fascinating in your poetry Anthony. The lines

Native tongue neighboring the eccentric
Heroes have become disfigured
Lepers begging to be mentored

are just a slap. Brilliant

Anonymous said...

I've read this several times but have yet to comment because there is so much to it. Agree with everyone else, a hammer to the glass of reality and I loved every line.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Allegories for realities.
Very powerful, Anthony!

Miranda said...

I was just visiting and taking a look at some of your stuff and it reminded me just how talented you are.