Unprepared

Unprepared

A Poem by Crowley

He hated that tidings of war crashed the night owl’s party with grim news of certain death

But even the most inebriated deserved to know about the ensuing slaughter

They half listened and decided nothing could be done til’ morning

And the party swayed on beneath the trees, the stars disinterested


When the sun’s rays trumpeted a new dawn, the same reality awoke

The festivities, ill timed in hindsight, had left their mark on minds

And the stench of the end of time, weighed heavily on shapeless bosoms

Context is king and a moment is defined by passing thoughts of blood


Unprepared is a good way to die, then there is an excuse

I am not sure what that means for the afterlife and a sobering God

Waking to the screams of the children and the barking of the dogs

Letting the wave roll over a pre apocalyptic hangover seemed like a fitting end

© 2019 Crowley


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I don't think were ever prepared for the destruction
war deals out..the evil men do continues and we seem conditioned to accept it and party on as though what else have we to do..very well thought out write here

nice work

Posted 7 Months Ago


A well written absorbing write Crowley, I cant give you the applause it deserves I can only look in awe.

Posted 7 Months Ago


First, my dander is up becuz I hate war & violence. I have to push past my utter disgust for the way war & military might is glorified in this country (and it sometimes feels like war worship is demanded of us), thus why I can only manage to quietly thank those who've done the actual sacrificing & sometimes I forget to do that. Now, about your poem. You make many powerful points, but the one that really hit me was how you imply that there is no URGENCY to any of this, for the people making the decisions. What's one more day or one more month of slaughter? We'll get there when we get there. They should just be grateful the greatest military power on earth is coming to their aid. I'm sorry your poem just blew up my carefully contained cynicism (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Its wierd the reactions I have received on this one. I had pictured more of a historical scenario w.. read more
ironically this morning not 10 minutes ago...I was talking about a private rapture and wrote it down on a piece of paper:) LOL I was listening to a remark made by Mike Pompeo about politics being a constant struggle until the rapture and I responded to him I would like to give him a "private rapture" oh these times we are living thru Crowley:(

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Lol, you and me both. Seems we have similar thoughts on the situation. Thanks BB!!!
Sounds like the introduction to a scary time that we all would just as soon never happen. It's interesting that the party goes on even though death is just around the corner. Though we live in a troubled world . . . we are always unprepared for the evil that comes our way. Interesting piece my friend . . . as usual.
T

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Yeah we do have a tendency to ignore the inevitable until it is too late. Thanks man, appreciate the.. read more
sobering my friend ... sobering indeed ... whether war or no brings death ... not certain how prepared plays into it .. your poem captures the horror that all war is .. no matter the need ... no soldier will say it is glorious in any way ... collateral damage always has a part ..in some eras and places its deliberate .. pity the passage of time has not evolved the greed, avarice and violence out of the hearts of humans .. pity tho if it did .... always there would be one .. who wants to take and rule ... the scene of a drunken party, in my opinion, is powerful and brings it home ... fine social commentary Crowley ... worthwhile and effective in my mind
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Thank you!! you are right in every word of this review. I appreciate the stop and the thought put in.. read more
It's become like a Play Station war game. The flickering images on the TV screen; the nightly news, only serving to numb us, divorce us from reality and insulate us from the screams of the children.

CLR9, asks, why god? why? Why indeed!

Beccy.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

It's ugly for sure. Thanks Beccy!!! CLR9 review was pretty good!
It is far easier to deny anything beyond death, just like the nothing before birth, as little old unbeliever me already knows he is fucked the minute the beardy guy in the clouds puts my greatest hits compilation in the dvd player.
Thereis only one thing worse than i can think of and that is having to sit through it with a deathly hangover.
But perhaps before he gives me my F-, he/she/it can explain all the killing and child abuse carried out by loyal followers.
Im sure the rosaries will be rattling at my heathen comments, which is unintentional, but so enjoyable.
Its me going to the bad fire, you were only watching 😀
@#FUCKED.

Ps...Surely the best way to die is a drug fuelled sex heart attack 😀

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

This review has so many great lines...you crack me up!! and yes that may be the best way to die, jus.. read more
"Stand Sir Kay, upon thy feet and prepare thy soul thy god to meet." Gwyddawg. But Arthur supposedly avenged Sir Kay. "This is the way the world will ends not with a bang but a whimper." T.S. Eliot I think everyone is ill prepared.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Lol...thanks Fabian!!! And, I think that is totally right!
it's much better to be unprepared...but when we know it's coming, it is much worse...and once God is sober he will wonder why the apocalypse happened...did he mean for what is going on the world today to happen?
hard to imagine.
a very thoughtful write here.
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

thanks Jacob!! I think we have a tendency to push the inevitable to the back of our brain, if we pre.. read more

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