Friday, 29 April 2011

How To Create A Mad Man


You stood there, Kinsman,
in the caves of Mount Kadam
In search of miraa
Propelled by instant wealth
If you chanced upon Mercury

So you walked endless miles
Entered caves, weaved through darkness
Unbeknownst to you
Drawing closer to the spirits that rule Kadam
You were irking them, putting your life
To their path of vengeance

You defied the counsel of the old
Never to set foot into the caves
For echoes of dead men could be heard
But you despised them

No you walk around in the village market
Laughing like the dead---naked
Had you listened to them
Had you not set forth to Kadam
May be your story could have been different.

C) Lorot Salem

For the prompt of Poets United The Thursday Think Tank - #46 Monsters

9 comments:

Isabel Doyle said...

the echoes of dead men are to be feared I think! well written poem

Jannie Funster said...

Very interesting and cave-y.

I went to Kadam yesterday, many naked people in canoes singing songs of escaped Mercury, they were all glad to be heading away from the counsel where they'd been shamed and shunned.

Thanks for your inspiring poem!

Salem Lorot said...

@ Isabel, you are spot on. Oh, our small little monsters, real or imagined. Thank you for your comment.

@ Jannie Funster, ha ha ha..always the funny Fun-ster or rather Fun-star ( hey, now I totally changed your name..am sorry). How did you wring this out? Thank you for stopping by Lorot's Poetry once again.

Isabel said...

wonderful poem. fav. verse "so you walked endless miles..vengeance"

paulandrewrussell said...

A lovely piece of writing, Salem.

'Propelled by instant wealth
If you chanced upon Mercury'

Nice lines.

Mary said...

Salem, excellent poem! I am so glad Sherry interviewed you so I could tune in to your poetry.

Salem Lorot said...

@ Isabel, thank you so much for your comment. :)

@ Paul Andrew Russel, am humbled. Actually this poem to some extent is real. There is a place by that name that is said to have the Mercury and that those who venture there never come back

@ Mary, thank you for stopping by. You are officially welcome to Lorot's Poetry. As good Sherry Blue Sky would say, 'feel comfy'.

reneejustturtleflight said...

This is my first visit to your site which I happened upon on Sherry Blue Sky's site. I like what you have here and prose is very well written. I will certainly come again.
Renee

Salem Lorot said...

@ Renee, I am excited to see you here. Feel comfy at Lorot's Poetry. Kick your shoes, move about..help yourself with what is in the fridge (he he). Thank you for your comments. BTW, you write so well too.

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