Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 35,573 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Shall We Shall We On Earth - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

Shall we shall we on earth
Finish as walking cadavers
As walking cadavers with jittering teeth?

Our civilization has sapped our blood
That the mass universe hath given us:
And now like Dracula feels its wings
To fly in to the dark lake of the night
Where war, destruction, disease fly
As hideous night-birds with full hideous cry
How hideous - as they pass and wheel all by!

They wheel mechanical prevedible like rotating planets.

And on a pitch-black crag
Envy and Hate two lovers of the Night
Put hand in hand and smile and look

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2011

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