A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

Humans know nothing!



The caricature of the raven

set in glass,

sharp shards smashed

to earth

until all pottery

returns to dust

and poetry

to ashes.

The fates which become us

are indeed dark.

They hang like black bats

from old rafters

full of woodworm and rot.

they stink like sewers,

their stench suffocating,

squeezing life from

once bright hearts.

You who think

you are followers of God

know nothing,

for deep in Hades

are only mirrors.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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Wickedly traversal

Great read


Posted 6 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

6 Months Ago

Many thanks for reading and commenting Matthew.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. This made me think of the song by Counting Crows, "The Rain King" and these lyrics,
"When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
In the belly of a black-winged bird
Don't try to feed me
'Cause I've been here before and I deserve a little more" Anyway, I enjoyed the read. Peace.

Posted 6 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

6 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing these lyrics which are new to me Fabian. Many thanks for reading and respondin.. read more
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Fabian G. Franklin

6 Months Ago

The entire album August and Everything After by Counting Crows is just great music. My two personal .. read more
The greatest hell must be one where we are made to watch ourselves forever, our thought and intent magnified, stark, so distorted and ugly This is deep John.

Posted 6 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

6 Months Ago

Thank you Divya. I had a thinking day yesterday lol!

6 Months Ago

You certainly did John :)
Most welcome always.

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..


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