Treasure Island

Jacob Bearer


Discipleship


'O certe necessárium Adæ peccátum…
quæ talem ac tantum méruit habére Redemptórem! '

Mortal Adam with fruit filled stomach stands.
Clay hands stretching towards the celestial sphere.
In frantic mania he reaches,
gesticulation articulating heart's longing,
the heart's longing for absconding Divinity.

Starved eros infuriated - Abel's death.
Blooded passion enraged by debt,
angered by the cost - the cross.
Waxing twilight illumines battered man,
"Behold thy King."

Sun eclipsed, thieving Adam takes axe to Tree,
sharpening those branches under darkness's mantle,
fashioning spears to tear, pierce and carve the sky;
Hollowing heaven to fill it with dust.

With frigidized calculative passion, he:
Nullifies inexorable Eternity
Torturing zenith's sublimity
Chaotic horror ensues.

Though all eat fruit in Hieronymus' "Garden, "
damnation awaits the full bellied heathen.
Only after drowning can Tantalus taste everlasting fruit.
O happy fault! on this Good day we claim.

Irate man of dirt and grace,
"Be still and know that I AM."
Open thy arms - Peace.

Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2012

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

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 (Discipleship by Jacob Bearer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 'We Are All Michael Brown' Tanka, Chenou Liu
  2. Steal Away, Francie Lynch
  3. love1, andy pierce
  4. a little piddle, lee fones
  5. The Man Who Chased The Moon, Tanja Bulovic
  6. Exit out, J.E. Deen
  7. Royal Orphan, George Egba
  8. A poem to my dead., Tiyani Shadrack Manganya
  9. Crazy, lee fones
  10. ISIL: Think Again, Negotiate with Terror.., Rachel Nichols

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

My books I'd fain cast off, I cannot read,
'Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large
Down in the meadow, where is richer feed,
And will not mind to hit their proper targe.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]