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Ode to my Ancient Mariners

Like Paradise and Moriarty,
With bling and glitterati
Contiki Mariners on the River Styx,
One skeptic traveler and a starry eyed mystic.
Both living, breathing epitomes of cool
Reading hippie manifestos and riding on a ship with fools.

In mystical Hondas and a Jeep
They go far as Janet in a leap
Head down south to the Sudan
Walking bare foot on a frying pan.
To inside caves 400 northeast of the Beat Mecca
And 6000 nauticals southeast of Tribeca
Scribbles by ancient punk in a magic dust bowl
Surfing time warps in a black hole
Basking in warm California like fun,
Praying for the gods to the golden sun.

Then faster than the speed of night
An oasis appears through the dead of light
A watery mirage of guilty pleasure
Lust without caution at your unruly leisure
Now if angels of conscience feared they could astray
It was only for ghost riders in a sojourn overstay.

Night fell over sunset like a black sequined gown
The insatiable darkness covered them like down
Entrapped by the queen of the sleepless night
As Circe did to Ulysses in flight,
Isis and Osiris fornicate and fight.
In Honeymoon temples they sleep in twilight.
Drown into a quicksand through life’s little hell hole,
Immortals trapped forever in history’s forgotten portal.

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  • John Dicandia  ( JinnDoW )
    John Dicandia ...about 3 years ago

    I’m going to gush here! this is truly magnificent. What a comeback and I love the play on words Annie. : – )

  • Lol! hey Linda Blair! thank you! hope you’re enjoying hell? muah! Xoxo

    – MoonlightLover

  • balloon9
    balloon9about 3 years ago

    The word is at your command Annie! satisfaction guaranteed……..

  • Bird is the word! : ))

    – MoonlightLover

  • VelvetVoxx
    VelvetVoxxabout 3 years ago

    You are so clever Annie. Especially the line "Contiki Mariners on the River Styx ". Brilliant!

  • Hey Ronnie, great to see you on RB. xoxo

    – MoonlightLover

  • Will Vandenberg
    Will Vandenbergabout 3 years ago

    Very playful, very original and witty. To me it’s romantic, but uniquely so.
    It’s on the top of my list of favorite writings.

  • Romance and adventure is a potent mix for me! Despite my crudeness, I’m an incurable romantic! xoxo

    – MoonlightLover

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 3 years ago

    should be put to music like a rap, has such great rhythm and the imagery is superb.
    great job Annie. xx

  • Lol! I actually don’t like rap at all but I know what you mean. : P Yo sis! : D

    – MoonlightLover

  • balloon9
    balloon9about 3 years ago

    and this bird has flown! heehee :)

  • Cause everybodies heard that the bird is the word! : D

    – MoonlightLover

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampabout 3 years ago

    prometheus listening to pandora
    eurydice seen wearing a golden fleece
    all the way from thrace to ancient greece
    jason unssen wakes up in halloween
    ufo`s in pyramids seth mets sekmet
    the treasures of the nile begin to smile

    wonderfully evocative of time and place
    love the way you fuse the classically ancient with post modern culture
    inspiring as ever annie great write beautiful verbal scenery

  • O Charlie I wear a golden fleece in my underwear when it’s that time of the month but pandora’s box always has a plethora of forbidden pleasures. Thank you from the bottom of my screaming aorta. Erky derky for now! Love Annie Z xoxoxo

    – MoonlightLover

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous!! . . .

  • Hehe! Thanx Hugh baby.

    – MoonlightLover

  • spiritualdigita
    spiritualdigitaabout 3 years ago

    My first time reading your works…lovely imagery you paint with words. Clever!

  • Thank you Craig, anytime! : D

    – MoonlightLover

  • Lore and Oida (The Plume)
    Lore and Oida ...about 3 years ago

    oh how i’d love to be on that trip with you.

  • Hey Thanks Mr Ratscrew, You and about 100 others on RB. lol!

    – MoonlightLover

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