Bill Mitton

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The Eternal Circle - Poem by Bill Mitton

These terraces and pillars are pitted with
the dying screams of generations
and where I sit base instincts
grew with every final pained breath.

Here within Rome’s stone centre
on display the glory of her name
and yet the grim reminder of
the history of her lowest ebb

These stones that echo to our steps
once rang to blood hazed roars
whilst in counterpoint there raised
a song of praise and supplication.

Here within this pained theatre
The stuttered beating of a dying heart
and all the Gods of Rome
did became, recognisable as clay

Within this ring of ancient stones
upon the plain of blood soak sand
here in the torment and the pain
a stone ring became a crown of thorns

here against this backdropp of
a civilisation’s death throes
came forth in fiery baptism the light
which brought eternal truth.

Held in trust within this open space
The answered prayers
Of those who turned
A Crown from Thorns to Gold.

Comments about The Eternal Circle by Bill Mitton

  • Lucy Burrow (1/4/2006 3:30:00 PM)

    For me another masterpiece.
    Regards, Lucy
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  • (1/2/2006 7:35:00 PM)

    Hi Bill, A monumental poem, suits the form and should that be, 'blood soaked', in the 5th stanza? The Eternal Circle, surely does take some strange turns, but always comes back around in the end it seems. You paint the picture, so realisticly. 9 from Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 2, 2006

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