Friday, July 30, 2010

Mars Staring

"Many of us who have our homes
on Olympus endure things from men,
when ourselves we inflict hard pain
on each other".
Homer, Iliad 5.385

"Most hateful to me are you of all gods
on Olympus, for ever is strife dear to
you and wars and fightings."
Homer, Iliad 5.890

Stark and barren
Alone watching
Waiting upon the fallen
In another era
His dreams would become
Our nightmares
But Mars is staring
Into the heavens
For the earth
Is violent
And uncaring
The lord of violence
In combat
The God of bestial rage
Turns his back upon us
For we are worse than he
And he is our patron saint