Sunday, June 15, 2008

T Rex

The first part of this poem was written many years ago. It was fading away in my old journals when I dusted it out and added it to something I wrote recently. I thought the two parts complement each other nicely.

So is it an inspiration or a disaster?

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T Rex


a pale sun
to cleave
a ghostly fog
      of chill and grit.

T Rex looks up
      and rears
its truck-like head

and out
of portcullis teeth

blood and

leftover meat.


a tropic sun
to scatter
a dusty fog
      of pulverised rock

boom of crane swings
sure as battle axe

wrecking ball
old shop houses

in two years
new shopping mall

3.09.1989 (part 1)
3.06.2008 (part 65 millionth)

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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Blogger polona said...

i think they could even stand alone but work powerfully together...

16 June, 2008 01:44  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, polona.

i wanted to show who was, and who is, the master of the planet. :)

16 June, 2008 21:46  
Blogger magiceye said...

riotious! vivid imagery...
loved it

17 June, 2008 18:27  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

i thought this was a serious piece of writing. :)

thanks, magiceye.

17 June, 2008 21:29  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

yes, they both go together go together so well -- ah, 1989 - the year I was married. :)

19 June, 2008 05:22  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I like the underlying depth in this. Can we have more?

20 June, 2008 00:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, andrew.

some years, you remember better than others, yes? :)

gautami, thanks!

i am glad you like the 2 parts working as a whole.:)

20 June, 2008 15:43  
Blogger Deborah Vatcher said...

I think the two parts fit perfectly. The killing machine imagery is weighted with cold steel. I like this very much.

21 June, 2008 23:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, deborah. :)

22 June, 2008 07:22  

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