Philip Housiaux

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Universal Gallows (War) - Poem by Philip Housiaux

Washington and London, conquerors proud
penitents, Earth’s perturbation cowed.
Your torn ingested satellites held -
so much interstellar molecules
for mighty spiral galaxies to meld.
A hundred billion arms swirl and pull
your million killed, your hegemonic rules.

Men’s courts a gravity shallows
false prophets beyond human gallows
but judgement, a constants universal -
the proton, neutron, and justice, no rehearsal
man’s victor’s justice, a shame unique.

Our big bang dies of cold regret
only to rebirth, in life’s spasm.
So hungary for critical mass, yet
refuses recycle in star plasma
your volatile words, your sensous gas.
It fearful of spirit tainted matter
in cyclical space’s elastic
for zygote galaxies, chiasmata.

So justice delayed but doesn’t matter
the cosmos itself purges you -
all death decayed and atoms shattered
your energy red shifted splatter.
Vous profane, sin of stigmata!


Comments about Universal Gallows (War) by Philip Housiaux

  • (5/17/2008 6:57:00 AM)


    J'adore! 'So justice delayed but doesn’t matter'... so raw - yet unfinished.. you have masterfully hung much information here.. a hydrostatic approach to an ongoing subject of non-redemption..... keep writing them One Peace at a Time (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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