Across The Blood Of Time Poem by buried alive

Across The Blood Of Time

Rating: 5.0


And they've come
and they've gone.
They've lived
and they've died.
by the billions!
All,
that have ever dwelled upon this world.
Fleeting lives
reduced to dust.
and to what end!
what purpose!
Ancient armies
gutted and disembowled upon their swords
Soldiers of world wars,
cleaved by bullets, their brain matter spread across their uniforms like medals.
Human grenades
detonated in explosions of limb and gore!

And God!
a God that promises ever lasting life
with the power to end it all!
but allows this mayhem to continue on
to prove his point
that what he's created is incapable of sustaining life.
Tell me!
You cyberspace writers
of suicide and death,
of love and romance!
Tell me!
what possible significance
do any of us have
in this world
before we disappear,
drowned
in the blood
of oceanic time!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Laurie Van Der Hart 30 April 2017

I like your realism. Talk about graphic and dramatic! But please don't blame God. There are satisfying answers to your questions, friend. For my take on war, have a look at 11/11 The old lie lives on.

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Mihaela Pirjol 26 March 2017

There is such passion in your writing... such raw emotions exploding right in the face of the reader, so to say... wow! ...that what Inspiration is! that is how Poetry should be written...like a living heart exploding emotions onto the page! Well done!

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Elvashira Silvertongue 25 July 2015

Powerful, well written, and all around darkly stunning. "Ancient armies gutted and disembowled upon their swords Soldiers of world wars, cleaved by bullets, their brain matter spread across their uniforms like medals. Human grenades detonated in explosions of limb and gore!" these lines gave me chills. A very good read thank you! ES

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Shadow Girl 08 July 2011

Very though provoking and a poem of truth...although God gave us free will to make our choices, not to act as his puppets. SG

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Seema Chowdhury 21 June 2011

very poignant poem and a thought provoking theme.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 August 2017

We can not blame God as we get fruits as per our action (karma) . He is the source of happiness. This poem is emotionally sound having high penmanship. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Sandra Feldman 24 May 2017

A fantastically exceptional and emotional poem. Of Great Thinker stature.! Summarizes with its strong and excellent words and metaphors all the human fear and pain that surrounds the mystery of war, life and death. Thoughts that often come to many but expressed here in an unforgettable way. Excellent Work!

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Tom Allport 15 May 2017

oops sorry poet I meant exists? to a warmer plane maybe!

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Tom Allport 15 May 2017

another brilliant poem by the poet before he to joins the billions and brexit's this mortal coil? ..............creatively written for tomorrow maybe!

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Akhtar Jawad 06 May 2017

Mir Taqi Mir known as God of Urdu poetry says I wish not to appear in the court on the Judgement Day...............I have so many questions that have no answers. Mir wasn't bold to give details of those questions but Buried Alive is bold enough to ask such questions.

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