Haikus Inspired By Yeats’ Poem The Second Coming

November 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, Literature, News, Poetry) (, , , , , )

Haikus Inspired By Yeats’ Poem The Second Coming

Watch the nightly news
Things fall apart; anarchy
is loosed on the world

The world turns and turns
but the centre cannot hold
Best sleep; Worst awake

The deaf falcon flies
above tides where innocence
drowns in sea of blood

Blood-dimmed tide is loosed
The world in 2014
Yeats’ rough beast arrives

-A series of haikus
written by Christopher
Monday November 24th
2014.

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Magog In Egypt

July 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm (The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

British Labour MP (and Welsh werewolf)  Magog Rhys Petley’s peace mission to Syria last month was a total failure.

 

Syrian President Bashar Assad refused to meet him saying, “I don’t talk to werewolves.”

 

Leaders of the Syrian Opposition refused to meet him citing severe allergies to wolf hairs.

 

So Magog chose to holiday in Egypt just as anti-Morsi protests erupted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

 

Then when the Army ousted the Islamist President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi this past Wednesday, he had to endure militant pro-Morsi protests.

So he stopped drinking buttermilk (the only known antidote to his particular lycanthropy condition) because he discovered that when he turned into a werewolf, most people tended to get out of his way.

 

Now he was standing in front of the Sphinx pondering its riddle.

 

He took out a Caramilk bar and ate it.

 

In another 24 hours, he’d be visiting Bethlehem in the West Bank opening up a new maternity ward in a hospital there.

 

He had been invited to do so by a friend of his in the Palestinian Authority.

Magog dropped the Caramilk wrapper- coincidentally in the direction of Bethlehem.

 

The Welsh werewolf slouched over to pick it up.

 

An Irish tourist reading a book of William Butler Yeats’ poetry walked by.

 

To be continued.

 

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The Moving Statue

June 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm (Horror, Humour, Mystery, Mystery/horror, News, Poetry, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

As Pan Goatee serial killer slashed the fat ugly female cyclist to death

making sure the aesthetically facially challenged blimp was devoid of breath,

the statue of Neb-Senu

being from planet Nibiru

moved in its glass case in Manchester 

dancing like Jack Benny’s butler Rochester

in this museum inspired by the Muses nine 

spirit beings found it fine

especially entity Neb-Senu

when he moved from Park Avenue

when the Wall Street banker he did possess

lost an encounter with a bus in much distress

so it returned to its statuely home 

devoid of constantly ringing phone 

into the statuette donated in 1933 

the year Hitler took Germany 

and stamped it with his destiny 

a statue made about 1800 B.C. 

when desert devil gods roamed free 

and the Nile River took its star Sirius-ly

what rough beast?  Its hour come round at last 

stops at McDonald’s for breakfast? 

one slouching towards Bethlehem 

waiting to be born 

a statue that moves 

at blast of car horn.  

It eventually moves 180 degrees 

but moves even more 

at a patron’s sneeze.

 

-A poem written by Christopher 

 Wednesday afternoon 

 June 26th 2013

 inspired by reports 

 of a moving Egyptian statue 

 in a Manchester museum.

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