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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar


META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010





The Tyranny of Words

The Tyranny of Words

De Facto benefactor of every actor
Meaning outweighs these sounds by tons not pounds
Whether Pope, President, or Professor — Etymology is the emperor's undresser

Across genetic world wars are waged for memetic primacy; prim petty piracy
Like order emerging from chaos, ideals furnish inertia with gloss
Voices of authority drown out the majority

Images make transparent things more apparent
But lies oft go unreported by what a Sign has purported
Wherever a book, joke, phrase, or essay has vexed (check your specs) delve into subtext

Government, media, and religion all continue to endorse neo-colonial discourse
Bourgeois bard irresponsible, cannot act as lingual constable
This psychobabble hangs too high over their vocal rabble

Wholesale Proverbs

Wholesale Proverbs

 
Engage the flow and let its current take you where you need to go.
It's better to be alone than in bad company.
Everything should fuel that fire at your core.
Treat rough people and experiences like a steady source of coal.

Those who are unwilling to cooperate rarely pull their own weight.
Anyone unnecessarily difficult is hardly worth an honest effort.
Strive to maintain a balance betwixt temporary compromises.
Fools dance on wise mens' graves, just before the phoenix rises.

Henceforth, look to many fine examples set by each preceding Mensch
(Cursed are the meek, for it is nothing they'll inherit
by relying on a prophet whose ideals hold low merit).
Not unless one's will be brazen, will one possess such strength to wrench


Golden apples of immortality

Off of Hesperides' branch!

Poetic Paradigm Shift

Poetic Paradigm Shift


Emergency measures now call for insurgency

A surge through our Nous carries forth urgency

So diverge from cool kids or any public indecency

This dirge silly fools cannot chant sans hypocrisy

Do not hurl valued pearls before swine kakistocracy

Purge impure fuels then supplant meritocracy

Merge useful tools to reinforce such ascendancy

Scoff at and ridicule presumptuous redundancy

Verge on cruelest rule vis-à-vis co-dependency

Emerge feud demure and then perhaps, resplendence see...

The Poet is DEAD — Long Live The POEM

The Poet is DEAD — Long Live The POEM


Author, Writer, Poet
Artifact of tomorrow's society
While alive may portray impropriety
Whereas profundity may only be gleaned by posterity

Bards embody ideals floating within realms unreal
But few people at present can clutch our New Deal
Through semantic space some grope and cop a feel
Thus between these lines one's Animus should show it

Yet whoso could discern such a message if inchoate?
Years often pass in decades before meaning is procured
Poetic offspring must proclaim immortal words are inured
Public illiteracy endured until readers' minds mayhap mature

Carom headlong past post-modern doldrums; beyond right or wrong
Carefree aplomb inhabits this song, which chorus hums alto strong
Vanity a ticking time bomb soon succumbs to the throng
Vanishing rhyme reappears via disappearing Poet

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