When we were gods we danced with gods, danced on the waves, held hands with gods, we walked with gods and talked with gods. When we were gods we thought as gods we fought as gods and slept with gods. When we were gods We kept our gods beyond harm's way; hung out with gods, wrung all we could from all our gods. When we became more truly man the gods hung on, clung to the past - for gods outlast the thoughts we have. Now movie stars or sporting names, cardboard cut-outs, video games, consumer things - but mind the strings - we love them now as in the past. Guise after guise they've tried on us. Possessions have possessed our souls. ...................... Written for the Tess Kincaid (Willow) prompt at The Mag - to whom I am indebted for the image.
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012
the gods and us
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Outstanding Dave! Your interpretation of changes in society is spot on!
Your verse has a notable ring to it, Dave! It goes clock-work! In God we trust!
this is great dave....wicked flow through that opening section, but in this i think you capture our society well...and our journey to man hood and perhaps our attempts to get back through artificial means....
This is awesome , Dave,vand it begs the question, why did we disacrd them in the first place ? . I think we had to move on from worshipping them objectively , and learn how to embody them, and monotheism perhaps was a necessaary step on the way , which has now outlived its used by date , becoming unsatisfactory to many , bravo .
Question is , will we destroy ourselves bedore we have made the change , i think we live at a critical juncture. Wow.
Fascinating flow in this poem, Dave; from one kind of god to another. Kudos.
I like the progression in this and the last two lines are just perfect - what a damnation of modern man.
We could live more simply and could think more naturaly... and sometimes we could hold a festival like Gods did...but without any sacrifice, I hope.
Wow - you really hit the nail on the head (that's a folksy American way of saying spot on). And you meter and rhyme have the reader sailing along, unsuspectingly to that final couplet. Bravo Dave!
Excellent, superb, brilliant, a masterpiece Dave!
Nice poem, delicious. Entering the world of Dalí.
I recently read this Oscar Wilde quote ... 'those whom the gods love grow young' ~ here's to everlasting love from all the gods.
Great David, gods and memory, the past, I have my own "gods" in a poem that could appear in Orbis several years ago. Icannot now but put in the blog.
A wonderful poem Dave. The whole truth in a few flowing lines. I loved your conversation below, with your art folder as well. Ah,memories...
All too true, I'm afraid... Nice Mag.:)
I really admire the style of this one DK. Thanks for visiting both of my blogs today.
A truly originall take on the prompt - thanks.
Sadly it's all very true, and nicely written!
what an enjoyable, meaningful and successful ride!
Aloha from Honolulu
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Ouch. You have created another painful truth. Thank you.
Sad it is true! I loved the flow of your words~ Well Done, as always ;D
Thanks so much for this. Great to have!
Like it! Thanks very much!
Wow, that's a pretty good summary of what I had in mind - so, very satisfying from my point of view. Thanks a lot.
Yes, indeed, I can go with that: having to move on from worshipping tham objectively seems a very incisive perception to me, and yes, also to the outliving of the use by date. Thanks so much!
As to your final question, I think that's the million dollar conundrum!
Which I accept as deity to deity! Thanks for.
Yes, maybe I should now try to think about his blessing and rehabilitation...
yes - definitely without living sacrifice!
Thanks for this - it's usually my thunb I hit!
Thanks so much. Good to know you thought this.
Ah, yes. Thanks so much!
I'll go for that - I sure could do with some!
Thanks. Shall be along to read.
Thank you so much and a warm welcome. It's really good to hear what folk think.
Thanks a lot.
Enjoyed my visits. Thanks for yours.
Thank you for saying so.
Hi, welcome and thank you for your kind words.
Thanks for this. Very much appreciated.
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Gues I ought to try to find some anaesthetic! Thanks though.
Warm gretings to you. Thanks for your kind comment.
Wonderful Dave! That's one of your top 5 posts!
Mind the strings...indeed...nicely done, Dave...
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