dawning of the new day
let the battle drums
proclaim this day
that hope shall not be denied
today in the armor of truth
hope shall stand
before the gates of hell
and deny death
its rewards for deception
standing as a man
who will not bow before
the arrogance of inhumanity
nor bleed tears of despair
hope shall march into
the spiritual realm of evil
and free the tortured souls
lingering with self-doubt
on their crosses of fear
it shall raise its banner of faith
high in the air
regaining all that was lost
to spirits of greed
and hate
letting no man
nor beast
stand in its way
for this day
will not be
a dream

This poem represents my second response to  the third challenge series between Jade and I.  This challenge is somewhat different in that the prompt is now an audio prompt.  Each poet provides the other with five instrumental songs (so that the song’s words do not interefere with the poet’s) from which the poet is to write a poem.  Jade has written her first response which can be found here

22 thoughts on “armageddon…

  1. It’s so unbelievable what you have made out of Arcana… I used these tracks once in a creative writing class, and the responses were also beyond unimaginable. You and Arcana should do a collaboration – something like an audio book!!! Wonderful wonderful piece!

  2. that one has a resounding battle cry – with a salute of victory at the end.

    I see the banner in the distance my friend.

    Well penned – that one needs to be framed!!!

    Happy weekend

    Moon smiles

    • OK, now I got the AV tech right (reading these posts backward, thanks to the commentors on the last poem who helped me figure it out) and listened to the music w/ you reading the words. Very moving!

  3. The music shouts victory, and your poem does it full justice – listening to the two together… ah, I’m lost for words to describe their effect on me. Hope, resounding hope – battle drums beating out sure victory… Thank you, this feels so right!

  4. This poem has an abundance of energy. Indeed, it crosses the road of fear. You constructed this poem very well. It has an epic quality ringing through every hill and every hamlet.

  5. Well done, Charles. I’m glad you included the beast; for sure that “man/beast” will fall finally there at Megiddo. I just had a discussion about this very subject last week with my 18 year old daughter…she wondered about Armageddon.

    I love the poem as you read it along with the music…wonderfully done.

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