Cassaries Johnson

A Message To My People - Poem by Cassaries Johnson

As I stand on the precipice of fate
and look to the horizon for a sign,
From things transpired to find new estate,
So that we may claim victory in time

The siren who enslaved my young brother
Prepares her army; mine 'twas formerly,
Who now are strengthened by wounds they suffer,
and stand by with unwav'ring loyalty

With magic eyes and magic mind I fear,
Like sailors at sight of a deathly whirl,
If I should die tomorrow, shed no tear,
To go with such a fight would show the world

I will give no power, no dominion,
I'll fight with honor 'til we're overrun!

Topic(s) of this poem: monologue, war

Form: Dramatic Monologue

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on the same day as 'Tenuve un Sueno la Noche antes, ' this oem is a metaphor for what was happening in my mind. The one giving the speech is Leonus, the former king of the kingdom of my mind, and his brother is Casarito. I will post more poems about these two, but in summary, using Plato'ss idea of the soul, Leonus represents reason and Casarito represents appetite.

Comments about A Message To My People by Cassaries Johnson

  • Kelly Kurt (8/31/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    Nicely written, Cassaries. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, August 31, 2015

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