Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Brandon Marlon
Tyros renounce common pathways,
eager to secure a niche in the temple
of the immortalized.
Day and night they cry
and resort to sortilege,
charting a course
toward fame and eternal life.
Basking in the éclat
of distinction and eminence,
these soon come to believe
in the certainty of their own ichor,
in the predestination of
and entitlement to
recently satisfied claims.
Heroic rhetoric persuades
long after the unruly rabble
has stopped listening
and abandoned the central square
in desperate search of public
lavatories open for the season.
How disagreeable, when some
aspirers discover themselves
more herald than hero;
when they realize the chance
to enlist sympathy
and garner the acclaim of
witless lackeys has gone underground.
Epic life, rife with reversive fortunes
wholly unforeseen and detested,
and the bitter grief hubris
readily occasions, till time softens despair
and urges sincere atonement,
a foretoken of ultimate redemption.
By: Thought Collection Publishing