What Is This Thing Called Earth?

You define me
With words—
Give me halos
And horns;
When the real me,
The real you
Is a middle-ground called Earth—
For angels having little worth;
Everything for the devil—
Enough to wager his soul;

What is this thing called earth?
Heaven belittles it—
Ourselves the real treasure;
The devil abuses it,
Himself the only pleasure;

Without it,
100% unemployment….

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  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 4 years ago

    It makes me smile broadly.
    Why?…may be, because I have found the divine and the fleshy all misxed up together in a sort of conversation.
    A chaotic scenario of a surrealistic background. I’m visual, and then I imagine how the conversation has taken place..how it has been turned into devil accusations for a while and then into harmonic and loving angel meeting..and I have recalled how a couple, or even myself with my dear couple behave one to the other. And then, it comes the ground, the need to root into the earth, having at the same time the feeling, beleiving and sensing that what we are is moving and coming and going, and for the same reason, the ground is also moving under the feet. And then it becomes the ent of the poem, the last verses….and I get a flash of surrealism, even stronger with that issue of …100% unemployment…ha, ha, ha, !
    I need some answers…for that. It is scaping from me….
    Rosa

  • Hi Rosa; glad you enjoyed this one. The last line “100% unemployment” is just tongue-n-cheek: If there’s no earth, and particularly no humans, then our job to transform the earth into higher spiritual substance (our physical bodies and souls inseparable from the ultimate purpose of the planet—-to endlessly evolve, a form of blossoming/unfolding) then the devils and angels sort of lose their purpose as well, us seeming to be their main focus. I guess, though, God would find another purpose for them, seeing how they are such interesting and complex creations.

    – devotee1

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