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audiofool
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Unbecoming

Post by audiofool » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:29 am

Not as your mythic ones
I do exist
O ye of faith
small and insubstantial;
Yes and no
I am both
I am inconsequential

I am the heathen
the scourge of sick society
I am the oppressed
I have become
the oppressor
I alone am the answer
I never would have guessed

I am the true religion
the great all
heaven under hell
I am death defined
as life everlasting
I am the poison
in the well

I am Babylon
away with mystery
I am only you
the virgin whore
your unconscious my throne
the voice of confusion
I am the tried-and-true

I am the eminent
the great Unknown
you who revere me
no reward awaits
for your obedience
save for fire
the worm, final liberty

From all lack
I am abundance
from all light
infinite darkness
I am the opposite
I am the same
I am profound
I am profane

I am the two masters
yet bound we are one
father of many
mother of none
the new science
flesh made machine
I am the devout
unbecoming, obscene.

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Re: Unbecoming

Post by Moushka » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:13 pm

:shock: I enjoyed reading that.
Stuck on Number 2. Learning to begin.
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Re: Unbecoming

Post by bags123 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:01 am

I really enjoyed this. Obviously, you're a bit cynical about the after life. I have a good friend who your poem reminds me of. He's said in the past, that his idea of heaven would be complete darkness, with no sensory input at all. To me,.. imagining an eternity in those conditions would seem more like Hell. Personally,...I'd rather be dead. :cheers:
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
Your brain is like an umbrella. It only works when it's open- Someone Smart


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Re: Unbecoming

Post by audiofool » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:14 am

Thanks, Moushka. Thanks, bags. I thought heaven was the dark side of the moon, then I found out, "as a matter of fact, it's all dark."

This one might be more observational, and less personal. I won't allow myself to be dogmatic regarding the meaning of a lyric, but this fellow could be poking holes in the institution of religion, of "metaphysics" or gnosis. More likely, I was just cranky. :mrgreen:

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Re: Unbecoming

Post by Moushka » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:08 pm

I knew it had something to do with you. :roll:
Stuck on Number 2. Learning to begin.
1.Believe 2.Belong 3.Become
1.Awareness 2.Acceptance 3.Action

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