Innocence (haiku #4)

childhood (by Donald Zolan)

The pureness of youth
knows a love unobstructed
by world’s narrow views

Written by Matthew – 2015
© 2015 This Mortal Flesh

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Lightbringer- A Collaborative Poem with Unbolt!

If a world is a house
and people are windows
I am the window which is always dark
 
Too long I was under your curse
I doted too hard on you
I was doped… near a fatal dose
 
Upon a cold Earth I fell
raptured by the hungry darkness…
as years like days passed
 
The transparency slowly fled
my glass tempered and stained by rain
scraping my pane like salted tears
 
I am a black leukoma
on the spotless white face
Inoperable, necrotic cells
 
I was deplumed to blood by you
I was grilled to ash by you
I was the roasted angel…
 
but I will know light again
for my descendants are many
on the final stage they’ve placed me…
 
Rustle of maracas
and cold black candle-ends
are around me. I take a wax knife
 
Shamans circle—music peaks
West winds blow relentless
My rite of passage awaits
 
I fight with bright sunshine
to the last drop of day
I kill it like a mad savage beast
 
The years are purged now
My ethos born anew
beneath stars of endless night
 
If a world is a house
and people are windows

I am the window licked clean by hatred

Written by Matt & Tia
© 2015 This Mortal Flesh

Photo & Video credits…

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I had the extreme pleasure to work with Tia at unbolt on this collaborative piece. If you’ve never read any of Tia’s work please check her out. Tia truly has a style all her own and it was my honor to collaborate with her on this one!

Days of Man – A Quote and Bonus Poem Challenge – Day 3

too short are the days of man
too soon the sun falls to the hills
when night falls, will you lament
for all the days spent dying?

will you decide to live in torment
suffering in regret as you wither?
or will you decide to truly live?
time halts for none—I beseech you…

love with all your heart today, that you lament not
while sun still shines and winds still grace you
“all we have to decide is what…”
“…to do with the time that is given us”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Thanks Nathalie for thinking of me and the nomination for this challenge! It is my hope and anyone reading this will go check out Nat over at Arwenaragornstar!! You will not be disappointed!

I have no specific nominees for this challenge; rather, I wish to present this as an open challenge for everyone reading this! I urge you to challenge yourself and spread this to others!

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you

Matthew – 2015
© 2015 This Mortal Flesh

“…And Justice For All” – A Quote and Bonus Poem Challenge – Day 2

“You can do it your own way–if its done just how I say!” ~Metallica

A media to dope the masses
with opiates of devious design
primers and queues…
bread crumbs and clues…
leading to dead-ends!

false sense of individuality
downloaded willingly
stupidity beyond measure
as chains affix tightly
like a noose around our necks

“you can do it your own way…”
“…if it’s done just how I say.”
“pulling your strings—justice is done”
“justice is lost, justice is raped…”
“…justice is gone.”

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Thanks Nathalie for thinking of me and the nomination for this challenge! It is my hope and anyone reading this will go check out Nat over at Arwenaragornstar!! You will not be disappointed!

I have no specific nominees for this challenge; rather, I wish to present this as an open challenge for everyone reading this! I urge you to challenge yourself and spread this to others!

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you

Matthew – 2015
© 2015 This Mortal Flesh

Quote, photo and video credits: The items marked with quotations, photo and video in this post were found on the internet via youtube.com and metallica.wikia.com. I claim no rights whatsoever to these. All credit goes solely to Metallica. Don’t sue me Lars!