Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Picasso's Skull Caps Occupied Horses Falling


events blasts centre stages frog marches
occupied horses falling in countless agonies
run through spear javelin bayonet thrusts

large gaping torn wounds realities cruelties
horse's sides life bleeds potent swift years
devoured bull dictators devour ripe bellies

view human skull death brews demon changes
overlays victim horse's body escape crushed kneels
gore fleet horse freedom underneath deceptions

bull's horns gore tossed rent sacrifices flesh forms blood rivers
break escape equestrian front facing legs sanctuary sought shelters
seeks knee blood ground knee in groin leg's knee wobble forms

skull caps counting coup taken head's nose concussion bleeds
horn appears within horse's breast to savage despair steal souls
bull's tail forms images flame worship incendiary burning bombs


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Edited: Thursday, July 05, 2012

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See also ‘Counting Skeletons Maze Masterpiece War' and ‘Picasso Anti-War Pigment Symbols' by Terence George Craddock.

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