Mountains

Poem – Beast

Do each of us have a monster inside
a beast we strive to hide from the
world, those close we love, and from our self?

At the end of each day
what are we truly running from?

What shadows lurk in the forest
and what shadows do we carry?

Across the fields with scattered snow
mountains rise from the earth

in spires of solid granite,
nearly featureless – how will

this barrier be overcome?

Standing at the base of the mountains
what hope I brought here

disperses on the cold wind
scouring the surface of the empty fields,
those fields I left behind years ago
when the beast chased me away.

Poem – The Sky Gave Nothing Away

I stood at the base of a mountain
on a world far from where I thought I was born

and fought the descending wind
gathering snow and ice.

The sky was void of any star
yet shadows moved across fields.

The sky gave nothing away
and kept directions secret.

Crossing snow bridges
and stepping between tall seracs

I moved away from the mountain
into unknown horizons.

Poem – Emerging

Emerging from the forest
through the last barrier of this life,

beasts of the past intertwined with shadows
roam through the open field playing out their purpose.

Standing out of their way as
I am a visitor passing to the next life.

Crossing the field I am met
by concrete and metal machines.

Is this my next life
or only a preview of the coming revolution?

Smoke fills the darkened sky.

I forget where I am.

The field merges with the horizon.

Beasts disappear – were they even real?

Trees bend and in unison lift me from the field.

Passing through smoke filled dreams of the past or future
I emerge at the base of granite peaks.

Poem – The Last Day in This Flesh

The last time I exit the empty field,
crossing over the still black water
will be the last day in this flesh.

On the other side the machines
wait with steely patience
where they have stood for years.

When we next awaken from what seems like a dream
we will be near the base of Mons Olympus
at the start of the next life.

Poem – Obstacles

A river with no bridge.

A road with no direction.

A forest with no path.

A mountain with no steps.

What obstacles stand in your way?

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Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 13 Posted – Clearing

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged
  13. Clearing

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Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 12 Posted – Ravaged

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged

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Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 11 Posted – Shifted Wolves

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves

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Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 10 Posted – This is Life

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life

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Beyond the Border Kingdom – Poem 9 Posted – This Valley is Filled With Death

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death

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