Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Whom Gods Destroy*

by G. Jack Urso

on the edge of my sky i flew

bidding God adieu

flying fallen

for all to see

like a somber

slain Icarus

of  humanity
The Fall of Icarus by Henri Matisse

binding my dreams

with the schemes

of a liar's parallax

and rising up on wings

with a melting heart of wax

our lives are not our own

so you'll understand

if i die by my hand

the papers will have lied

if they say suicide

for like Jesus Christ

i am crucified


Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”  Prometheus in the poem “The Masque of Pandora” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1875. 

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