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Grapple For The Ring

distressed faded glory is hanging limp  
with a yoke shackled to its greed  
unwept soldiers of Nod walk as zombies  
without food or bed  

Maddening crimson †
the color flowing in the streets  
The delusion crisp clean linen  
spouted from the pulpit  
with an eye to brainwash the masses  

Darkness prevails and I look away  
what a coward  
I seek absolution from the blue sky  
may they be blue forever  

Green is the color of jealousy  
green the color of nuclear energy †
money and military  

Jealousy first entered in the Garden grieving  
Earth a beautiful mosaic †
created with an artist's eye  
A mystery was our darling Eve  
dazzling to spy  

An angelic host of 13  
made a pack †
and took brides to them each  
the first war to our mind's knowledge  

I guess the real mystery resides here  
what were these angels guarding against?  
had our father created something wicked  
from which the humans needed protection †

The war machine keeps turning  
a grapple for the land  
Secrets of heaven taught to mankind  
Magic, Metallurgy, and the secret of clouds  
Is there an energy among us  
should we all be in shrouds?  

Something is amiss  
of this I can attest  
my heart is bothered  

A metaphor here exists †

Written by crimsin (Unveiling)
Author's Note
this is an edit of this poem done by a friend of mine
I like it but it changes the meaning in some areas
but want to reference it hear for its deeper meanings...

Faded glory hangs distressed
the yoke shackling its greed
while unmourned soldiers from Nod
walk as zombies without food or bed

Maddening crimson flows in streets
Delusions like pristine sheets
pour from the pulpit
red rivers to brainwash the masses

Darkness prevails
and my cowardice turns away
seeking absolution
from forever's blue sky

Their green bred jealousy
the color of nuclear energy
of money and the military
invading the Garden
while Earth grieved
for her beautiful mosaic
created with an artist's eye
such dazzling mystery
our darling Eve
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