un avec dieu

un avec dieu

A Poem by Daniel Atkinson
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from the point of view of napoleon bonaparte.

"
feet upon mountaintops,
eyes level with god's great throne,
i breathe the aroma of heaven
and i scowl--
still-coursing blood
makes a finer perfume.

the wondrous burning souls of
les paysans du monde--
the peasants of the world--
dance
in the timeless emeralds of my crown.
i throw kings
into their own kingly hell;
the nobles i save for dinner.

the world to the east of me
sleeps in a nest of embers.
to the west--
a defiant's paradise
yet to breathe imperial air.

i shall have it.
i shall reap what god has sown.

© 2011 Daniel Atkinson


Author's Note

Daniel Atkinson
The title means "one with God".

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Stunning. The Imagery is great. I feel like these are thoughts that he truly would have had.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Tags: napoleon, conquest, ruler, dictator, god, europe, france

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Daniel Atkinson
Daniel Atkinson

Atlanta, GA



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