Arrogant Storms

Arrogant Storms

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

 

Arrogant Storms

 

 

 

pasteurized rain falls

sluicing down from tilted clouds

drops unnatural 

but shelf-life extends

wooden ships

set sail

with gods as captain

 

don't worry you have no parasol

genetics won't be saved

even if you keep the babies

bone dry

brittle ivory breaks

and redemption has no roof

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/10/20

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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I am thinking perhaps, of nature and man, fighting it out for supremacy, but no one told nature and she is still swatting us away with a lazy hand... But just wait until we really annoy her, and all the "Gods" we think we are bow at her feet for mercy.
I'm just hoping for her justice to be swift. Perhaps she'll just swat us all away with a bug zapper shaped like a tennis racquet, so she can get back to putting her house in order.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

i think it is a wise thing to hope for...swift justice...because she will want recompense.
th.. read more



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Apart from my thoughts sent by mail, I have come back to this one again a couple of days later. It doesn't matter how clever we are with science, I really think that eventually we are going to be too clever for our own boots in the fight for survival. We may end up wiping ourselves out and if we don't then mother nature surely will. You see mother nature so far has always won in the end. Just take a disused railway track, eventually you won't even be able to see it because nature will reclaim where it has been. Look at what happened to the lost city of Atlantis and Pompeii. Very much a thought provoking read.

Chris

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

and very much, these are thought provoking comments...and you went to one of the places i was hoping.. read more
i'm thinking that the rain storms in the Midwest did to you what it did to me Jacob?
swallowed all, buried some, spared nothing. dana

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

they were sure were torrential around here....i heard they were bad in the Detroit area as well.
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The Heavy rains of Life come down, but Life goes on unperturbed. Good writing, as always, Jacob.

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jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your words, Ralph,
j.
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I am thinking perhaps, of nature and man, fighting it out for supremacy, but no one told nature and she is still swatting us away with a lazy hand... But just wait until we really annoy her, and all the "Gods" we think we are bow at her feet for mercy.
I'm just hoping for her justice to be swift. Perhaps she'll just swat us all away with a bug zapper shaped like a tennis racquet, so she can get back to putting her house in order.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

i think it is a wise thing to hope for...swift justice...because she will want recompense.
th.. read more
Perhaps, we are getting too smart for our own good. The monsters we are creating may be turning against us. Arrogance always fails, every time...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

yes, so true, DIVYA....and wow...you almost took the words right out of my mind with your interpreta.. read more
DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

It is always such a pleasure, dear Jacob...

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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