Treasure Island

Joey Jones


Love's Reign


When its winds blow in
fortresses fall and mountains move
as the sovereignty of self lies in defeat
at the victorious end of its cadence call.

For even the most loyal of crusaders
lacks the conviction to resists its coercion
since its spies are the masters of espionage
and from its sabotage no oath can stand.

We have turned our rivers and seas to red
as men sailed out to defend its honor
and green fields have been marred in war
as other men set out to try to conquer it.

We will betray our faith in a religion
that through our life has left us blessed
yet still fervently swear to it in devotion
as we suffer a lifetime from its curse.

Even the most pious deities have fallen prey
just to taste the flavor of its sinful temptations
and Hades' most vial of demons have knelt
with only a mere mention of its spoken name.

Our oceans lack the water to quench its thirst
and no table can be set to satisfy its hunger
yet we have drowned ourselves in its ale
and choked to death on its lustful crumbs.

Even the flame's from the breath of dragons
lack the ferocity in comparison to the heat
that a soul burns at when engulfed by its fire
yet only from these ashes can we fully bloom.

For there has never been nor will ever be
a power that has more dominion over man
for we are destroyed as we embrace its name
then recreated as more when we allow it its reign.

Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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© Joey Jones 8/31/2013

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (9/15/2013 11:23:00 PM)

    Yes green fields are marred in war as u wondrfully say in an altogether thoughtprovoking sublime poem.
    Pls do review my latest on NATURE poem too. (Report) Reply

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