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Friday, October 28, 2016

Futurist Poetry at dVerse

At dVerse pub, Brudberg serves up quite a challenge
to compose a poem after the fashion of futurism - aggressive and intense. 
Accordingly, I give you...

Cold Faith

We need amazing audacity
As the backbone of our belief
A truly breath-taking bravery
Courage to conquer and defeat
Aye to vanquish beyond return
Every ember of smoldering doubt
Which within our hearts does burn
Out, enfeebling flames, out!
Only with full daring defiance
Of all weaknesses within
Will our cold faith be fearless
Bold enough for us to win
And when we do arrive in triumph
When this land we have remade
Those of us who’ve lived will line up
To receive all accolades
All honor and all glory
For they’ll know what we have done
And they’ll sing the epic story
Of how true freedom was won! 

15 comments:

  1. I love the title and the phrase:

    'Every ember of smoldering doubt'

    As well as the lines:

    'Only with full daring defiance
    Of all weaknesses within
    Will our cold faith be fearless
    Bold enough for us to win'.

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  2. A stirring slogan for the masses. Well done.

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  3. The end and the hope in that is the best of this poem

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    1. Haha brudberg - tactfully put. I suspect that, like me, you feel that this poem is not really your cup of tea. I'll tell you a secret. In writing it, I drew from a list of words which I received recently in an email from a social media marketer, which he claimed were 'power words' which would really grab people when used in tweets. That man is not a poet, and I find the words in his list to be fairly weak, but it was a fun exercise for me and fitting, I think, for a piece like this, which seems essentially to be sending people off to kill and be killed. I am a pacifist for God's sake...

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    2. We all struggle with being angry and a pacifist. I love the background of how the poem have been created

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  4. Your took the given words and blessed them with your hopeful message...I agree, they could have been stronger.

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    1. Yep yep. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

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  5. I admire the call to arms, the brave song for cold faith ~

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  6. For they’ll know what we have done
    And they’ll sing the epic story
    Of how true freedom was won!

    The story needs to be told of some heroic exploits of those who fought back. Clever use of your friend's words Eugene!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank - you know how fun it can be to kneed a set of words until they come together in a good dough.

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  7. Every ember of smoldering doubt
    Which within our hearts does burn

    Gorgeous phrasing here ❤️

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    1. Gorgeous is good! You make me blush. lol

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