Discourse with Deception

Discourse with Deception

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Genre: Poetry

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Genre: Poetry

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Summary

Deception is personified and gives an account of his existence through the ages...
(The poem is from the point of view of 'deception himself')

specific references:
"Maritime maidens"...sirens who sing in the sailors to their doom on the rocks
"The garden"....Gethsemane
"Kiss by the gate".....betrayal of Christ
"Gambled for garments"....the crucifixion where soldiers gambled for Christ's clothes
"Truth is a sentiment"....deception's truth is a feeling/emotion
"Assembly of fury"....whoever yells the loudest must be right
"Flower to thorn"....expulsion from Eden
"Shedding his skin".....the serpent in Eden
"Boats devoid of their crew"....sailors have been eaten by the Sirens
"Maniacal Melodies".....songs sung by Sirens to lure sailors
"Innocence wondered just moments before"...last three stanzas exemplify by metaphor how deception prides himself in changing innocence to evil.
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Summary

Deception is personified and gives an account of his existence through the ages...
(The poem is from the point of view of 'deception himself')

specific references:
"Maritime maidens"...sirens who sing in the sailors to their doom on the rocks
"The garden"....Gethsemane
"Kiss by the gate".....betrayal of Christ
"Gambled for garments"....the crucifixion where soldiers gambled for Christ's clothes
"Truth is a sentiment"....deception's truth is a feeling/emotion
"Assembly of fury"....whoever yells the loudest must be right
"Flower to thorn"....expulsion from Eden
"Shedding his skin".....the serpent in Eden
"Boats devoid of their crew"....sailors have been eaten by the Sirens
"Maniacal Melodies".....songs sung by Sirens to lure sailors
"Innocence wondered just moments before"...last three stanzas exemplify by metaphor how deception prides himself in changing innocence to evil.

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Submitted: May 21, 2017

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Discourse with Deception

 

 

I lie in the fog,

calamitous breath

of maritime maidens

singing ships to their death.

 

My village looks out from the cliffs

where the sea

blots the light of the sun

with its grey canopy.

 

Lost souls of children

dismissed in despair

envelop my dwelling

like mist in the air.

 

My garden remembers

a kiss by the gate,

a handful of silver,

a fisherman's fate.

 

Ghosts amble through halls

bearing semblance to men

who gambled for garments

interpreting sin.

 

My truth is a sentiment

an impenitent wail...

assembly of fury

enchanted by spell.

 

The mighty embrace me

as means to an end.

My daylight is darkness;

reality, pretend.

 

Take my hand into passage

where the Jordon runs wide

to the place that collusion

and conscience confide.

 

Make right what you ponder

as evil........Instill

the power of perception,

the guise of free will.

 

 

What God once provided,

(turned flower to thorn)

is shedding his skin.

In the dust you were born.

 

Though knowledge and beauty

embody the thrown,

the spirit requires

what cannot be shown.

 

It longingly gazes

from Camelot's view

at boats in the harbor

devoid of their crew.

 

Maniacal melodies

resound from the shore

where innocence wondered

just moments before.

 

She slipped off her dress,

swam out to the stones,

assembling her nest

with a bounty of bones.

 

Her footsteps are vanquished

by incoming tide.

Subversion becomes her

repentance denied.


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