the last judgement

ON  that

FINAL

DAY

at  the

e-n-d

OF  THE   { OUR }    WORLD

we  won’t  need

a   g-O-D

to  JudGE  uS

can any woman or man truly face their own death without

ac-KNOWLEDGE-ing

H • O • W

they  lived  their  LIFE?

WHO

U {among} S

can  DIE

with•OUT

RE-
morse?

{ maybe those who die young }

but

NOT

i

for

fucking

suRE!

i’ve  taken  PridE

{ one of  many deadly  S•i•N•s  i  have committed }

in

G

O

I

N

G

a

g

a

i

n

s

t

w • h • a • t s

E X P E C T e d

·

w h e t h e r    f o r

b

e

t

t

e

r

- o r -

W

O

R

S

E

so

  rue • THE • outcome

i  may  do

B U T

N E V E R

will  i  REGRET

G

O

I

N

G

my • O W N • way

{ far beyond innocence by the time i found out }

MY  NAME  MEANS

“God   J-U-D-G-E-S   me”

so  what  the   F U C K!

there’s been

too  little

J – O – Y

too  much

p - a – i – n

D R O U G H T

of   L O V E

a  F L O O D

of   L O N E liness

but   A L W A Y S   i  stayed  true  to  MY-self

CAN’T  believe  in

H E A V E N

DON’T  WANT  TO  believe  in

H E L L

but wherever that final journey takes me

WON’T  walk  in  the  shadow  of   DEATH

you’ll  find  me  leading  the  way

•  •


“Hallelujah”    Leonard Cohen

artwork ~   “Lausanne Abstract”   Francis Picabia
{ fair use }

this is my submission to ~

Meeting the Bar: Postmodern (Experimental)   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   experimental art
* use the etymology of  one’s own name ~
dani ~ English pet form of  the French ‘Danielle’ meaning “God is my judge”
or, using my full name:  danette ~ French feminine form of  the Hebrew ‘Daniyel’ meaning “God judges me”

thank you,  Anna!

i am also participating in ~

NaBloPoMoSoup

“Hallelujah”    Leonard Cohen

lyrics ~

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

22 Comments

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22 responses to “the last judgement

  1. wow, this is a feast for the senses!
    loved what you did here – if that isn’t postmodern poetry, I don’t know what is. sharp and precise… great work!

  2. Strong voice Dani, enjoyed the words flying up and down the page ~ And that is one of my all times fav song ~ Take care ~

  3. ha, i love the strength of your convictions..and your word play throughout…i guess none of us really know what is on the other side and by the time we get there it will be too late to change it…lead on…smiles.

  4. Dani, I guess I will just say I just don’t know what to say….but I have read your thoughts.

  5. you know…i have a lot of things, that i regret..and without forgiveness, i think i wouldn’t walk anywhere…ha…see… staying true to oneself surely is a good thing..smiles

  6. Very eye-catching format! It works well with the message. All the emphasis in all the right places. Emotion packed for sure.

  7. This is TOTALLY awesome, sis! I love the way you put ‘among’ between the U and the S in “us”! The whole thing is great, and made me smile big in both pleasure and recognition. Our mistakes will always be of commission, never omission, and we are always true to ourselves, aren’t we, Sista Poet?

    PS–David was ‘the barefoot king”, not ‘the baffled king’. I know my scripture, for being a vampire queen and all. ;-)

  8. lucychili

    a baffled king sounds nice as well i think

    • i haven’t listened to the song again to see if that’s what he actually says, but i think it probably is. it’s one of my favorite songs. thank you so much for your visit and comment. ♥

  9. Dani, this is the real evident of a real inventive writing… you seriously experiment with all the words and thoughts you gathered in your mind… and yes, i find this really strong to read and getting more and more affecting as i follow your path… brilliant.. smiles… happy new year to you & yours…

  10. Defiant and visually fascinating. I apologize for the delay in commenting as an injury prevented me from typing.

    • please don’t apologize ~ i just hope that your recovery will be swift! thank you for the excellent prompt! i really had fun with it! {smile} happy new year! ♥

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