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Author Name: FreeLen 7 Comments
Date Added: September 26, 2013 18:09:00 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Of Zeus, Poseidon, and Yo
behold the twelve Olympians
within their ranks they share one soul
they poison children with insidious desires
of solitude and foreboding 
fasting not
for the glory of the gods

Zeus and Hera 
plumb the depths of beastial depravity
believing they know 
the human lust for conflict 

conflict rages 
in the souls of butterflies.
yet they shun the sin of violence 
on all peoples
and every living thing 
which creepeth upon the earth
creatures of inner beauty
laugh at the bitter emptiness 
of our philosophies
as well they should 

treacherous beginnings 
to a love affair
breed all manner 
of insidious ineptitudes of caring

for what are we 
but the extensions of the infinite? 
that ever barren 
pregnant void of creation

Zeus was weak 
in the hour of his greatest need
he saw the patterns 
of his own beginnings 
a vision which tormented him 
without relent

knowing not
if the sting of the butterfly 
held more power 
than the reasonings of great men

beware the scholars 
and monkey trainers 

Zeus had not the answers  
behind the meaning 
of the butterfly sting
nor the inner thoughts and dreams 
of the night flier

the moth hath borne witness
to transformations undreamed of 
in the minds of mortal men

does it imply original sin?
does it beg the questions 
of salvation and forgiveness?

Hera and Poseidon 
stand among mortals
unable to master 
the spirit of the Yo

they lay waste the land of Yo
in hopes it would not vex them so

Ares and Hermes 
found the love of men wanting 

in unholy sin 
did they fornicate 
with all manner of fruit 
and wooden abominations 
reviled by the gods

with selfish hearts 
did they covet
the endless night denied to them

the mighty Zeus 
is slave to mortal thoughts 
seeking coucil of dung beetles 
harvesters of ancient Egyptian spirit

scabbarding about 
to the glory of Poseidon's failures 

why hath Artemus and Athena 
conspired to kill the first born child 
of tomorrow's forgotten memories?

it is a treacherous road 
Artemus has chosen 
to be blinded in every way 
so that he might see 
the endless realm of nothingness 
where lost souls abide
without the aid of flashlights

Aphrodite wept at the revelations 
her burden was the knowledge 
the child king hath smote 
the holy oracle of folly

yet the spirit of Yo lives 
 within the Imperial soul 
within the relm of Duncan
the road to enlightenment is found
in the humble act
of walking the dog

the road to peace resides
in the cradle of the cat

her soul was laid bare 
on the alter of the spinning orb
she begs the rocks 
to tumble down upon her
seeking her relief 
from the pitiless karma 
of Visa

the holy twine of Yo 
transports her soul
around the world 
then 'round and 'round again 
into infinity itself

for such is the power 
of the spirit of Yo
Author's Notes:
This poem is so deep, even I don't understand it...
Thanks for stringing along with Duncan...Yo! :o)
This is for you, Dave :o)
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Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on November 5, 2013 06:08:06 PM Report
Len is this another repost, I seem to have read it before, and yes its deeper than the Marinas Trench buddy.. And I can't hold my breath long enough to dive into it! :O).....
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on October 29, 2013 05:06:09 PM Report

I need more coffee to keep up with Yo.

Len this is very good tho.

I also agree with Mary lou.

To give readers here their due.

I will be waiting on another cup of Joe

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 13, 2013 03:23:29 PM Report
Now this will blow ones socks off!! What were you drinking!! Or was your mind in over drive!!! Love ~ India 
Comment By: FreeTimespell on October 5, 2013 11:21:53 PM Report

If it was not so, I would not comment


Mushrooms on toast goodnight

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on September 28, 2013 11:27:42 AM Report
Just as I was ready to come out this drives me snivling back. I know now that I'll never be brilliant enough. I will remain forever alone in this pregnant void with only these danged things creeping on the earth and one conflicted butterfly seeking vainly the spirit of Yo.
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on September 27, 2013 10:39:37 AM Report

I have to admit that there are parts of this I didn't understand but that did not

stop me from enjoying the read.


Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on September 27, 2013 10:01:54 AM Report

LEN!  I am so deep that this made total sense to me.  The key is in the line:

beware the scholars 

and monkey trainers 


The purity and extra-sensory perception reveal your affiliation with bananas and their philosophical commerce.  Beheaded with Communist humility, I am swept by your plum gesture.  And of course, monkeyed as can be, given Hera's hearing-aid.  I bake you from the essence of my circumference and residual coil.  This, sir, is a metaphor for the igneous yesterdays of Of.


Sincerely and also sincerely,



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