By: Fergus Carty

In this deep congealing pool of inky dark,
Here everything unwritten is left to lurk.
Tired eyes unseeing vainly strain to peer,
Through the stifling night and dense atmosphere.

Here every dull second draws out slower,
Than each breath that is a gasping labour
Einstein in the corner sits with his practiced smile,
“I know it’s a theory but it will stand for awhile”.

The actor fiddles with his gun and his dagger,
Then he clears his mind to get in character
Alone he stands upon the stage, before the set,
Will plagues or atoms upstage his final act?

From missing slates above the shadowed hall,
Dust speckled piercing beams twist and fall.
Round and round yin and yang go swirling,
And over the missing floorboards quick-stepping.

His clumsy feet trip him, he swears obscenely,
And goes crashing through the shoddy scenery .
Waiting then for what seems forever to land,
Only to find himself sprawled in the sand.

Rising, dazed and gritty, up off the ground,
The scene is vision without the sound.
Sword in the right and target in the left,
By a faceless enemy he is now beset.

“Too fond of eating Christians it would appear.
They refuse to touch you. So now you’re here”
With a bone dry net and a mocking trident,
He swings and thrusts with each sneering taunt.

“Forget the crowds, here the plebs don’t rule,
just bear in mind that I’m on a schedule.
Only one thumb matters, don’t stare and stop,
It alone will cast you down or raise you up!”

Fergus Carty

Daily Quote: "Never miss a joy in this world of trouble ... that’s my theory!... Happiness, like mercy, is twice blest: it blesses those most intimately associated with it and it blesses all those who see it, hear it, touch it or breathe the same atmosphere."
-- Kate Douglas Wiggin

Linguist Corner-FRENCH : bientôt / shortly / adverb
French: Noël sera bientôt là: plus que quelques jours d'attente, les enfants !
English: Christmas will be here shortly: only a few more days of waiting, children!

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2010
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