An Inspired Manifesto

Posted: July 2, 2014 in Poetry
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Today, I had a new piece published as part of The Camel Saloon’s special Vortice Issue. To view it click here.

Below, is  a brief excerpt from the piece “An Inspired Manifesto”:

Ruling is a clock-less job. It is not for those who require a day of rest. Ruling from afar is absurd.  It is like standing on the Moon from Earth. Not every rule is fastened to the future. Many rules are only a hiccup to history. Some rules require raised hands.
A cloudless ruler reigns both skyward and downward. The cloudy ruler reigns both somewhere and nowhere. The enlightened ruler never awaits a second chance. Only the shady ruler thinks coming is always better than going. A broken crown can be reforged, but it cannot be resurrected.
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Comments
  1. Miranda Stone says:

    Congratulations, Benjamin! I love the sentence: “I am for a fall from foolishness.” I can hear the passion in your words. And yet you don’t overdo it–you always manage to keep it understated, as is the case in all your writing. Great job!

  2. dertalmid says:

    Haha, this is nice piece 🙂

  3. Pua Nani says:

    I like how imaginative and playful this is. Yet deep.

  4. Phen Weston says:

    Remarkably written my friend. I love it! The lines “When did faith become so holey? Why does God’s throne sit in the shade? Is God’s kingdom merely a shadow of a shadow?” are spectacular perfect 🙂

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