Joshua Meander


Alexander At Thirty Three Poem by Joshua Meander


ALEXANDER AT THIRTY-THREE

Did you once consider, Alexander,
Named for the noble Macedonian,
You who are huge, hostile, dreamy and dense,
The structure and weight of your moods are bleak?

What are the Minoans, the Persians
To you? I do not perceive you reading
About the past while you are decaying
Or living up to another’s breeding.

The rulers of the sea were unfortified
Vulnerable targets for enraged bands.
Solidarity saved them from sure defeat.
For you, order is what your life demands.

Compulsively defiled by speed for ten years
Your heart was bound to refuse an abrupt
Command to cross the River of Dying Words,
Which sighs, “To the strongest, who may corrupt.”

Not the rage, no, but abuse will derange you.
You will quit snorting, hastily, and your pose
That pushed away matchless opportunities
Will be in shreds like a hobo’s old clothes.

Your worth will be more spartan than a Spartan’s,
Crumbling at thirty-three, lame in defeat,
And since rehab promises no golden age,
Will you be a lesson or a deadbeat?

Joshua Meander

Submitted: Saturday, July 31, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Alexander At Thirty Three by Joshua Meander )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Stay With Me My Angel, Christopher Leone
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]