hawk chronicles #3…

copyright cwmartin 2011

each day
i see you
struggling to move
along the rugged
path of innocence
leaning upon emptiness
promises
peace
love
bliss
forever
you
a sacrificial offering
on the altar of belief
hold fast
to terra firma
never daring
to take flight
tho the flames
rise all around

secrecy…

from their lies
and secrets
they built an idol
a golden calf
and they
bowed down
forming circles of fear
worshiping
tasting the blood of success
and each person
had a rank
according to
the secrets they knew
or that was given
by their post in life
and they danced
around a funeral pyre
not knowing
the flames
were
theirs

conquistadors…

in the harbor
a black ship
sails toward shore
the new land
the americas
below the decks
crimson warriors
satan’s own
wearing crosses of white
we see them come ashore
so many men
with strange dress
metal arms and heads
weapons that flash
like thunder
killing without a single
blow of the axe
elders tell us to flee
but we the young eagles
say we shall fight
for our sacred ground
for freedom
for all that the gods
have given us
but
rocks burst open
the blood of our nation
pours from each stone
of the village
flames consume
the living
and the dead
waves of fear
cover all who stand
before these beasts
our gods
have forsaken us
our gold
our freedom
our land
raped
by
messengers
of a
foreign
god
who
came
to
save
our
souls

This poem represents my fourth 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