Song of Ares

Song of Ares

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo 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 Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo 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 quite like this, I was reading it earlier but didn't get the chance to leave a review. This is my new favourite work from you. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Thank you, RJ, for leaving such a nice comment on this poem. I had fun writing this because of the .. read more
R.J Calzonetti (SinisterPotatoe)

1 Month Ago

I've always loved Greek mythology, and I know very well the true nature of Ares. He is the worst of .. read more
and yet words are really more powerful if we let them be.
Yes, I could hear Bonham drumming to this...Plant screeching out the lyrics with some soft tones mixed in, and Page jamming on his guitar.
maybe a tune like "Hats off to Roy Harper"---with some nice feedback.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Month Ago

Next to the masterpiece of pure perfection that is "Stairway to Heaven" no song haunts me more then .. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Oh yes, the levee breaks is a great song...I got tired of Stairway, but never the Levee...best song .. read more

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

salinas , CA



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If I can say something worth saying that makes just one person think about others...I'll try. The greatest storyteller was my grandmother. I miss her stories. more..

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