Treasure Island

Allan Gerard

~Joan Remembers Jesus~

Feats have often times been carried
Like the burdens of the many
Deemed and seen as necessary
Beyond your will you shall bury

Here's your shovel, wave goodbye
To your life, yes, kiss it gently
Hold your mother one last time
Build your father a dream to carry

The crowd shouts, they carry on
Calling for blood, judge and jury
The crown that they despised
Hid from their blinded eyes, their fickle fury

My life now in their hands
They'll understand all that
They'll ever need to

Here I say, the craft of witches
Call to gods to induce visions

Heresy, they say I'm living
For the devils, death is given
Lifted my eyes to the heavens
Shared a moment, in the present

Whispers from my lips, he heard me
Tears they fell, but they didn't save me
Ignorance lacks understanding
Funny how this crowds demanding

For us to wear this cross, this stake
It tastes like the mistakes they made
He mapped it out with his finger in the sand
She watched to understand, understood
And took his hand

Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (7/1/2014 10:06:00 PM)

    I want to second Kristian's endorsement of THE PASSION OF JOAN, one of the essential films. Marie Falconetti who played Joan with self-effacing commitment is incandescent. She never made another film, nothing could have come close to this one. And Antonin Artaud, the visionary poet, who became a wrinkled, withered heroin addict, was a young, vibrant, handsome co-star. He plays a monk sent to spy on Joan, who is instead transformed by her spirituality. Your poem occupies the same spiritual territory as that film, which is why Kristian and I recommend it. (Report) Reply

    Ed Nigma (7/1/2014 10:18:00 PM)

    I will definitely check it out thank you Dan and Kristian for that idea I am movie connoisseur and I meant to look up that title when Kristian mentioned it before and I forgot about so I am looking it up as I type this =)

  • Kristian Lorenzen (2/27/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    Well done! I came to think of a silent film by a danish director, Dreyer The passion of Joan of Arc
    It's wonderful! If you 're interested, I think you can find it on youtube.

    Thank you for the fine poem :)

    K. (Report) Reply

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