Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Underpass




How can God imagine 
if he created it all? 
that is the underlined question 
the underlying fear of 
most daily nightmares 
when you're hanging on 
to your last dollar bill
you ask for some change 
and get nothing but 
an ear full of pity 
you politely give a fuck you 
in return 
hatred for hatred 
unknown for unknown 
I kicked religion in the ass  
I've been my own God 
for some time 
now I can't imagine 
and I created nothing 
not even my own future 
because that's the doing of
someone's past
and will ultimately become 
someone's present 
because of me






©2012 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.


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27 comments:

Claudia said...

ha...i've been my own god for sometime as well...and yeah...created nothing but shame...great write anthony...raw and honest to the core...that's how poetry should be...that's how life should be...

Adam White said...

Great piece. Love the sense of futile self control you've created here.

chromapoesy.com said...

now I can't imagine
and I created nothing
not even my own future

Piercing words in a poem that sparkles with gunpowder, another potent write!

mrs mediocrity said...

oh my, wow. yes. you are so good.

Shelley Lundquist said...

sad, poignant, powerful... great write.

Mary Mansfield said...

There's a whole lot of wisdom in this, nicely done!

skyraft said...

A most powerful work, strikes at the core of our existence. Reminds me a bit of Kafka in it's themes.

Again, just powerful work here. Knocks you back in your seat.

Zoe said...

Yes, being our own god really isn't all it's cracked up to be... well written and raw. :)

PoppySilverUK said...

Passionately honest! I like the realness to this piece, perfect flow too! Poppy

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Powerful and honest write--clear--I love that

Bradley Howington said...

I've been my own God for a few years now. I can relate to this poem. It's a lovely write!

emmett wheatfall said...

Fascinating write Anthony. You ask great questions in the poem, especially about imagination and creation. We seldom take time to ponder "God." I love the duality of this poem, man and God, contextualized in the same context. This poem will have the reader pondering your exposition for a longtime. I "always" enjoy reading your poetry, sir.

zongrik said...

sounds like the beginnings of a revolutionary

sonnet 36

Aaron Kent said...

By far my favourite line is 'I kicked religion in the ass'

i love the sense of taking control of your own actions, but being willing to accept the blame.

Brian Miller said...

dude...nice write....and i would not be god so that i can still imagine...you know man...

Beachanny said...

Thoughts are deep here, Anthony and meanings sink like this morning's muddy leftovers. I had an insight once related to free will and predestination. I came to a sort of belief that being omnipotent and ubiquitous doesn't necessarily logically mean omniscient. If there truly is free will (and I know it's debatable), then there may be no such thing as predestined futures, or an entity that knows everything.

ayala said...

Great, honest write Anthony.

Arron Shilling said...

i ve always suspected you may be an O.G (omnipotent god).
shhiiiittt... why not the last dude made a right mess of it -
relaxed on the 7th day and lets face it never really did shit since...
an absentee landlord - benign dictator - abandoned in outer space...

we create our own system and your machine is working-well oiled
poppin hot :)

Steve E said...

For me there are lots of recipes for a fine dinner--lots of religions which claim to be the road to God. I kicked religion in the ass, but that had nothing to DO with God. Religions are PEOPLE.

So that has nothing to do with your poem? OK! You give out much 'food' for thought. That is what some peeps do too much of (think) and some have forgot how! Thanks for a good one, Anthony!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

What I like most about this is the interconectedness of everything as evidencd by the closing lines. Powerful read.

Alex Dissing said...

I love the ending lines. And the beginning ones... and the middle ones... Great write, Anthony. Passionately poignant.

Fred Rutherford said...

Fantastic write. Love the philosophy at play here. Love the implications raised and the compare/contrast nature to such implications. Again, fantastic piece. Thanks.

Wander said...

Good poem, first time here. Hope to see more from you!

Wander

stu mcp (hate & hope) said...

Hatred for hatred- man- I'm getting to love your verse- you write the jams! Seriously- some honest and raw words here AGAIN- they always feel like they come straight from the gut. Loved how you talked about 'being you're own god for too long'- I wonder if your talking about loosing and regaining faith- a potential damage or loss that comes from a loss of faith perhaps- just feels like your asking some very serious questions of yourself in this one. Liked v much

Beth Winter said...

Strong, philosophical and reasoned. Love it.

Aidz Giannini said...

Mm to be your own God? Careful as you may disappear in yr own logic :P ...Insightful words, insightful write.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent stuff - wisdom in those words.

Anna :o]