Song of Ares

Song of Ares

A Poem by Carlos L Estrada
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It is said secretly that Aphrodite asked her consort Ares to write a poem of his love. He did so, unfortunately, it was to himself. It is why vanities and passion often stir the rage of war.

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Song of Ares


By


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 



When words are not enough 


You will find me raging like a gale against the unforsaken sea
Plaint will unbreakable; courageous strong immutable, ships fall to me.


I will be the tempest of havoc cloaked in shroud of forlorn angst
Vociferous vehement fury; cascades of the acrimonious. 


The silence will be my scream, the calm my anger
I will be the Janus mask in counter toward your supple nature. 


The bonds of love will not be rapturous, nor harmonic in concordance 
I will be the stolen flame whisked by the hands of Prometheus.


It shall be by my will that the dirge of war commence 
Mournful unforgiving violently nihilistic in endeavor.  


Let the funeral pyres burn noxious vaporous white
The dead shall be earth and the blood shall be rain.


No cry of Angels sing, nor hungering demons weep
The songs of War shall forever reap.


When words are not enough 

© 2021 Carlos L Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos L Estrada
If this were a song I could actually hear then it would be sung by Led Zeppelin with the blues rock edge of Robert Plant along with his virtuoso minstrel the great Jimmy Page. Thank you for reading and feel free to comment on this work.

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I think you may have a singular typo. Should the first word in the third line be "pliant" as in "flexible"? The reference to Janus I found interesting as well, the god of new beginnings, of passages and change with his two faces representing different natures. But this is Ares with all his vengeful wrath excited. I must say that I prefer his sister Athena as her warlike tendencies are generally better tempered by prudence and well-planned strategy. But it is nice to see the old classics of mythology are not completely forgotten by written verse. You bring forth the nature of war very nicely here and the bloodthirst of Ares. Nicely done.

Posted 4 Days Ago


Carlos L Estrada

4 Days Ago

Thank you Fabian for your kind review. I enjoyed writing this poem. I tried to come at it in a dire.. read more
Well, Ares was the god of war, so we shouldn't be surprised if we don't get "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" here. The old boy glories in death and destruction; it is his will, as the poet says, that its dirge commences. It is tempting to wonder if such words were not being whispered in Adolf Hitler's ear on September 1,1939. If so, then in his case, words were enough.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Carlos L Estrada

5 Days Ago

I would not be surprised at all with your assessment my friend. The Teutonic Gods shared similariti.. read more
What a powerful poem! You express Ares' boastful arrogant warlike voice so well. I love the cadences of language ("The dead shall be earth and the blood shall be rain") Really enjoyed it. S.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Carlos L Estrada

6 Days Ago

Thank you Sherri for the nice comment. Characters like Ares are fun to write about because they are .. read more
Sherri Moshman Paganos

6 Days Ago

It must have been fun to write. But funny, how there's a little bit of us even in the most unreliab.. read more
Carlos L Estrada

6 Days Ago

That is so true. It's why I have always loved this art form of writing. You can always see a bit of .. read more
You certainly can do plenty when words are not enough.... wreak havoc, chaos, the dirge of war, rage like a gale ...fury, funeral pyres burning, What else??? I'm not that familiar with Greek mythology ....you use strong word to get across your point and set the scene. Well written Carlos....
Best, B

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Betty, for the comment. Since Ares is the god of war and consort to the beautiful goddess.. read more
wow, what a song. sure says a lot 'when words are not enough', all's fair in love and war. plant and page are genius as is this poem. kudos ... :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thanks Pete, yup I agree Led Zeppelin one of the all time greatest bands ever. No one rocked harder .. read more
Music can be so free smetimes... sometimes the best inspiration can come from being intertwined in music! Love this thank you

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Omg yes I totally agree. There are just some characters that when a writer writes about them they al.. read more
Hayllie

6 Days Ago

your so welcome! Thanks for such a great read!
Powerful and strong words shared my friend.
"No cry of Angels sing, nor hungering demons weep
The songs of War shall forever reap.
When words are not enough "
I have wrote similar words. The screams of war have overtook the prayers for peace Carlos. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you, CP, I had so much fun writing this poem because it's all about Ares. He is one egomaniac .. read more
Admire your choice of musical genius!

Lyrics tell what is, but the power of music shows one how.
God-like phrasing and use of vocabulary, but perhaps your words battle with self too, trying to pinpoint the worst and best.

' It shall be by my will that the dirge of war commence - Mournful unforgiving violently nihilistic in endeavor. ' Love?

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

who am I to disagree with someone,
much more wiser then me hehehe.
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

No comment!
Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for the smiles Emmajoy you sure live up to your name.


... Both a 'Whole lotta love' n respect Carlos ..........................magnificent penmanship :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Oh another classic song from Zeppelin I can never forget. Thank you, Neville, for stopping by and le.. read more
Neville

1 Week Ago


always a pleasure, always mine, ever welcome :)
I always enjoy deep,well written poems. This I enjoyed very much. Thanks for sharing this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos L Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Keith, for the nice review. It was a fun write to be honest. To get to write from the pe.. read more

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Carlos L Estrada
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