(Poetry) Ceremony

Along with reams of short stories, and longer attempts at fiction, I’ve written countless poems over the decades. The bulk were written in my teens and twenties and I literally have folders full of handwritten and typewritten compositions.

I’d been threatening to put a selection into print since the mid-90’s. I remember discussing it with an old girlfriend in ’95 but a number of things always seemed to stop me. Part of that was not really being sure if I wanted to share them with the world, part was never having the time to go through what was amounting to thousands of bits of paper – ranging from typed and formatted finished compositions to hand written stanzas on the back of paper bags, or anything I had at hand when inspiration hit.

A few years ago I finally got round to sorting out a collection and published them under the title “Wild Card Symphonies”. Consisting of three smaller volumes of my work, “Wild Card Symphonies”, “Cry To Me”, and “This Graveyard Heart”, the book totaled just over 120 poems. You can buy a copy (plug plug) through Lulu on one of the links at the bottom of the page if you like what you read and want to have more.

Ceremony

Pain

Thrown in your face

Like the heat

Of a paradise lost

And passion regained

Hymns

From the wrong side

Of a dubious religion

Converting the young

Creating a union of hate

Live

The fire you feel

Feel

The heat that burns inside

Like the world burns inside

Like the passion….

Like the pain you bring

Pray

To the words of my belief

Or we shall crush by design

And control you by your desire

To be tamed

Scream

To the rhythm before it’s banned

Let your hands pull you forward

Into reaction, into salvation

Into our arms

Live

The fire you feel

Feel

The heat that burns inside

Like the world burns inside

Like the passion….

Like the pain you bring

Enhanced in your prayers

And portrayed in your screams

Ceremony

(CEREMONY; By A R J Abranson; 02-06-93/21:53)

My poetry anthology, Wild Card Symphonies, is available to buy now on Lulu in both Softcover and Dust Jacket Hardcover.

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Wild Card Symphonies, Cry To Me & This Graveyard Heart are Copyright ©2015, Angus Abranson. All rights reserved.
Cover design by George C. Cotronis (Ravenkult Studios, www.ravenkult.com) Copyright © 2015 Angus Abranson
The moral right of the author has been asserted.
No reproduction in part or in whole without prior written permission from the author of the copyright owner.

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