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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

The Lord Below is unmoved.


I am Leviathan.

An impressive name, is it not?

It is my name, to your hunting kin.

Thrust upon me by hundreds before, just like you, I have caught,

Who cursed my name every time.

So say it so: Leviathan

Speak it so,


You hunt me; that's your sin

Do you have the air to speak?

My great tendrils, do they suffocate?

Do you miss the air, far down here?

Do you see your sky, in your mind's dying eyes?


I cannot drown.

Yet, in your sky, I breathe just fine.

What's yours is yours, but your sky, over my sky, is also mine.


Curse my name, one last time.

Teach me, show me, how to drown.

For death I know not.

One last time,

mortal hunting Man,

show me,

redeem your crime,

teach me,

what death feels like.

Submitted: July 29, 2015

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H. Adams

This is so awesome! I love the picture and the way it accompanies the poem so well. Good flow, too. The idea of the Leviathan is interesting, almost like the Loch Ness monster from hell. Deadly. The way it's hovering the man in the air (possibly with an invisible chokehold) sparks curiosity in me, whether or not the beast has psychic abilities or something. Really nice job, Jack!

Wed, July 29th, 2015 3:03am


I'm glad you enjoyed it, Hanorbi.

If Hanorbi says the poetry is good, and Hanorbi knows his poetry, then that's truly high praise.

Thank you!

Tue, July 28th, 2015 8:24pm

Whiskey Charlie

Yeah, man is so puny. It's amazing we have survived at all.

Wed, July 29th, 2015 4:08am


I have no idea how we've gotten this far, either, Whiskey.

Tue, July 28th, 2015 9:21pm


Interesting. I never looked at a Leviathan in such a way.

Thu, July 30th, 2015 1:36am

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