A Poem by Zack Burton

A human search.

Burning horse
Eclipse the sun
Remember remainder
The lesson's done

The massacre of idiots
I call it "Alpha Sco"
For with every pincer piercer
It delivers Mars a blow

Fallen king
Arise with woe
Your daughter's gone
Your queen is too

With war and heavy violence
Beyond our stupid lives
We can swim through the oceans
Where mighty Cetus thrives

Brooding hunter
Raise your head
Beware the sting
Or else you're dead

To fight the fearsome monster
With war behind our back
We brought a fearsome lion
With which we would attack

Blessed girl
So godly white
Just carry us
Through earthly night

We pierced the swollen baleen
And hydrus swallowed whole
Yet there was something wonderful
Within its salty soul

The gilded scales
Will surely weigh
Their southern claws
Will make us pay

Breaking open the leviathan
We at last beheld the sight
A burning light so variable
To lead us through the night

© 2011 Zack Burton

Author's Note

Zack Burton
Thanks for all reviews. Bonus points for those who can figure out the star/constellation references.

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I love the phrasing, the feeling, the subject matter... (But then, I'm a sucker for astronomy...) Fantastic and well-composed.

Posted 8 Years Ago

perfect cross pollination of classic poetic patterns with modern day insertions of language~ the epic feel is perfectly balanced with the grounded human feel~

Posted 10 Years Ago

I guess I can't figure out the references, I've never really been into astronomy :P however, I love the creativity and the descriptions made! great poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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This is fantastic! Great job!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on May 1, 2011
Last Updated on May 1, 2011


Zack Burton
Zack Burton

Felicity, OH

Howdy, folks, I'm Zack Burton. I already have two accounts on this site, but seeing as I'm utterly dissatisfied with them both, they should be closed by now. I'm much more of a poet than a short s.. more..