By All Aqqounts


We interrupt your programming
To bring you news from Atlantis:
“Everywhere is fucking sinking
Around men who say they want this.
There’s been no vote,
No people’s poll,
There’ll be no hope
To save these souls.
They blame their anguish on the war,
And young though weak, they seek to fight;
Elders dictate what youth fights for:
The darker day for brighter night.

On blistered feet,
On aching knees,
Through bloodied teeth,
The poets screamed.”

What do we know of these bastards,
Where does this scum originate?
“Place of naught but love, hate and words,
A place of ‘destiny’, or ‘fate’;
The people shan’t
Trust such virtue,
Cannot love hearts
Of only truth.”

When will these men of poetry,
Artists, romantics fall silent?
“Their deathly dance will yet be seen,
We await beautiful violence.
Though from the crowd,
One man steps forth.
All silent now.
He utters war:”

“Our hearts have been upon our sleeves,
‘Tween our teeth for fifty days now;
The hearts shut eyes for naught but dreams,
These eyes where many hearts have drowned.

Our black-white hearts live all as one,
No diff’rence ‘tween our love and hate,
As we shan’t end, we’ve not begun,
Forever, for nothing, we wait.”


About DickensianJack

Born in Wolverhampton in November '93, moved to Huddersfield in September 2012. Studying at the University of Huddersfield. In love with the town - simple as that. As for the blog itself, I've been doing bits and pieces of writing (with varying quality) for a few years. A friend suggested I start a blog to share my work. Most of the stuff on here is poems, but there's other work interspersed on the page. Feel free to leave any comments on my work. Twitter: @DickensianJack (Jack Dickens) Facebook: Cheers, enjoy.
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