The Boiling Man

The Boiling Man

A Poem by Joseph - Michael
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There was a time when I fell so hard on my knees and I was only 17 when I wrote this. Years later, it's still taunting me, even in my sleep.

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Shh, Listen...   There's A Man...   Playing An Unusual Violin...

 

With The Strings That Are The Nerves...   And The Veins...   From His Own Arms...

 

How Wonderous The Sounds...   Of The Agonies Made...   By The Slicing And Dicing...

 

Down With The Lambs...   Up With The Larks...

 

Run To The Beds, Children...   Before It Gets Dark...

 

Around, Around The Sun We Go...   As The Moon Goes Around Us...

 

While The Parts Of Us Are Dying...   In The Slow And The Painful Ways...

 

We Do Not Die Of Death...   We Die Of The Vertigo...

 

Run, Dying Breeds, Run...   Like There's No Time...   And No Tomorrow...

 

Yet, We're All Still Gonna Die One Way...   Or Another...   No Matter What...

 

And I Just Saw The Dead...   Small And Great...  Stand Before The God...

 

I Witnessed The Blood Of The Christ...   Dripping On All Of Their Skins...

 

This Is Just Another Altar...   Inside The Church...   Of The Fears And The Pains...

 

Now, I Know Why Jesus Wept...

 

© 2013 Joseph - Michael


Author's Note

Joseph - Michael
This writing was inspired by James O'Barr, the creator of "The Crow"... (Thanks, James)

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This i found to be a unique read. It's different format cause my mind to spin around alot like the images that you presented.
I liked how it was heart felt. The feelings of dispare and helplessness, seemed to fling out like and open blender.
Good read!
Thanks for sharing!

Posted 12 Years Ago


15 of 15 people found this review constructive.




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Wow...I really can't say what I'm feeling with this poem. It stunned me. The ellipses were a nice touch, it forced to slow down and actually read, rather than going at the fast pace I'm used to. A truly haunting and dark piece. It feels like the poem is small in the light of day, but once in the shadows it grows large and bulky. Great work!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dark, difficult and a daunting read but so worth it. The eerie opening all the way to how you close the poem with the blood of Christ pouring out over all of the dead and knowing the pain of humanity will haunt us for years also.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Powerful! Those last three lines were stunning. Thankyou.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I would have to say this is an awesome write! One in which I think God, himself, would be proud. At first I thought it was just another cutter's poem. It started sounding dark and sinister by the second line. I hung in there and was pleasantly surprised. The structure is simply great!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! I like this a lot friend! I adore the structure and flow! Awesome work! Poppy xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful. I like how unique the writing is...how descriptive! A very interesting poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very difficult but very good. Not a pleasant read but an enjoyable one. I enjoyed this. and sometimes we write disturbing stuff- that isn't a bad thing - particularly when its such a good read.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Horrifyingly beautiful. I can see the O'Barr influence. Your descriptions are dark, but they aren't borderline corny like O'Barr could be sometimes (I love his stuff, but I do have to admit that). I like how it's a liiiiittle vague. It makes the reader read it again and again, trying to figure it out.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very unique and very talented piece here, i love the word play, and it is so suspenseful. the way i read it i can almost hear the serpent's tongue hiss in the background. f*****g cool =)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The was beautiful and the imagery and melancholy behind it were astute and well-timed, but I have to tell you, I do not like the... between the lines. It was distracting to me. I think this wonderful piece would be better served by actually breaking up the lines. Could be just me though.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Joseph - Michael
Joseph - Michael

Detroit, MI



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I'm no one special. I'm just a single father in the MMA training to kill the anger and the personal pain in order to move on. Whenever I'm not busy, even with the damn procrastination issue, I try my .. more..

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