Monday, April 2, 2012

Bring Out Your Dead - Poetry - A to Z Challenge

Bring out, bring out,
bring out your dead!
See where your flagitious
ways have led.

Heap them upon
the blistering pyre,
deflagrate, depurate,
snuff by fire

these crepitant corpses
all bloated and black,
from glittering palace
and spindly shack,

cupidity, prejudice,
old schools of thought,
orgulous critics,
abetment you bought,

all the detritus
keeping fears fed,
bring out, bring out,
bring out your dead!























14 comments:

  1. Love this. I had to read it twice for extra thrill.

    T

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  2. Wonderful rhythm, a real chant. Interesting and unusual vocabulary, too - always a winner with me:-)

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  3. Great poem! I always try to burn my prejudice to the ground. Here's hoping it never rises up again!
    great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  4. Now all I can think about is Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

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    1. I know right! It's insane! When I saw the post title I thought "eyeyesu-domine. Donae esrequie." *hit head with book* :P

      Best movie E.V.E.R.

      ACK I already did my "M" post so I can't change it to Monty Python... Let's just say it's initials are M_B ;P

      Cheers!
      -Yadin


      P.S. amazing post :)

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  5. Loved it, and some words to inspire more words.

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  6. Nice poetry. Reminds me of one casting a spell when I read aloud ...

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  7. Wow, that was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Monday!

    Jaycee's A-Z

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  8. But...I'm not dead yet! ;)

    Fantastic piece, Li. Really amazing.

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  9. Very nice poem. I'm a big fan of flash fiction and looking forward to reading yours:)

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  10. Great poem. Whenever I hear "Bring out your dead" I can't help but picture the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where John Cleese tries to offload a relative that is still alive!

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  11. Love it! I'm going to add your poem to my books read list :-)

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