New Religion

They did want to sling back with timeless abandon
but Shadow curls round their tongue
Hum, the sound of the ravage heart hum falls back into ears
Edges of them collect the tall nothing that lives in the hidden cave

A need to find a new religion
cauterize the leaking self doubting shout
Rumble, tumble, fumble, days mumble
Threads lost in minute monster eating up hours

Pleases it does for them to take a pew in my church of R.O.T.
Come all few, less and all many to sing a praise of open house with me
“Remember the you in you. It woke you. Come into the fields of seek”
R emember
O ur
T ruth

Sashes of red and green distract
A certain ambivalence sits upon the left shoulder
In the blink of an eye a new morning and evening settles the end of day
Do not R.O.T. alone
I want to R.O.T. with you and you and you…
Smell the persuasion of feeling the toe dipped in the waters of the unknown

My new religion is an old one dressed up for high tea at noon
Stay for a while in the ‘Garden of So Very Quiet’ and hear your dreams speak
Love the madness of serving yourself the scoop of time first before it melts

© K S Hardy 2012

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Time is not my own these days but trying to make time to remember who I am amongst all the robbing of hours….

Gads just after I wrote this my dog who kept trying to get my attention for his need to go outside for a pee by plonking his head on my puter keyboard did a pee on the carpet. Oh and I thought it was cute the head plonking that is……

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • eon .
    eon .almost 3 years ago

    I tasted your words here …they are so delicious "-))

  • Thanks Steve for sampling this piece ;o)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Tony Mutton
    Tony Muttonalmost 3 years ago

    love your words … tony

  • Hi ya Tony
    Tis good to find something new in something old me thinks. Thanks for your kind words. :O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    I like your ROT. It was good to wake up to your words again friend. As for the hours? Who cares how many we have as long as we cherish each one and live it fully. As to your dog, mine, Henry, does this to me all the time. I kinda love that about him. Your read was enjoyed very much over my first cup of coffee. xox

  • Ahh so Henry and my pooch could be cell mates me thinks ;O)
    Yep we do love them, thanks for your share here and your thoughts on this bit of rotty religion ;o)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 3 years ago

    KS, I know the feeling when everything seems to demand your attention to the point of temporarily losing who you are. Wonderful write.

  • Hi ya Tony
    Time is less demanding at the moment ( for the last few days at least!!)
    I thank you kindly for your thoughts on this write and your insight-fulness. :)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 3 years ago

    …now if this church of ROT has a cellar full of good cheer wine and some burning spirits that make one speak in tongues; some smooth blues or jazz to baptize a time worn soul; a few gospels uttered from the sensual lips of poets and philosophers; an altar where the only thing sacrificed is the hurried tomorrows beating our brows, then I’ll joyfully sit with you and hear my dreams speak. Remember the you in you… but don’t forget to let the dog out first! xoxo

  • Hi ya Mate!
    Good cheer wine and some get thee down to boogie spirits to speak in all manner of cheerful tongues is what the ROT church will sing and praise from morning and or evening until there is no one left standing….. ;o)
    Oh and yeh the pooch is fed and toileted….gotta get me priorities right me thinks ;o) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    a meaningful write I can relate to. my favorite line, aside from the ROT, is your last, in fact your last verse. description wise, I have trouble finding myself these days, so, perhaps it is the lack of time or the phase of just before…..
    love to you and wanting to dip my toes in the water, it’s desire is strong. warm ♥hugs always, shar XOXOXOXOXOXXOOX

  • Hi ya Shar
    This was actually a part of a writing challenge in the local writers group I belong to….. and so it became known as ROT…. LOL ….a bit of ROT can go a long way in reducing the demise of our who we are me thinks ;O) Love ya xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • solarbear
    solarbearalmost 3 years ago

    An inspiring vision to be sure… I will ferment into that :)

  • Hi there
    So have turned into a nice brew? Hope so ….don’t forget to add the writing yeast ;O)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • LauraBroussard
    LauraBroussardalmost 3 years ago

    ROT……… with me xxxxx
    Arcadia, you have that way of being poignant, with a fragrant essence of whimsy. xxxx

  • Hi ya Laura
    I am hoping so much that you are still here…..unlike me who has been absent for the longest time. Life on the other side of the puter has been a furious time demander for me so far this year. But learning to go with the way it is and catch up on here when I can. Thank you for your special brand of whimsy profundity..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8almost 3 years ago

    It is so difficult to find the time, but finding the time is a must for writers, because it is not as if time stands still waiting for us to pay notice. I love the richness of your writing, the subtle back bite of humour infused through the words and a tad of frustration, as always your work is brillaint!

  • Hi ya Red
    Thanks for being a wonderful supporter of my inkings. I sooo love your mind and your signature style. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 3 years ago

    best R.O.T. I’ve read in a long time xxxxxxx

  • Ahh Red me darling …I may be late in saying thanks but never too late to say just how much it is appreciated. XX

    – Arcadia Tempest

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