DARK VERSES

POCKETS OF EVIL

Sinister, snickering,

Spinning, plotting

Destruction.

Awaiting

the unsuspecting.

Venomous lusts

For wrongdoing

Fulminate.

Arising passions

Secrete hatred

And violence,

Unable to contain

This unbridled

Propensity

For evil,

Awaiting

Some passer-by

Traveling unaware

Through a

Pocket of evil:

Sojourners beware!

 

ECLIPSE OF THE SOUL

Each day

Passes

Disappointment;

Like pieces

Of lead

Chained

To a man

Fated

To drown

From the

Weight.

Every day

I die,

Not with

Nobility;

I die

Kicking,

Screaming,

Cursing.

Alongsisde

My dreams:

Fallen

Like

Dead flies.

WHAT SPELL?

What

Spell

Have you

cast

Upon me

Oh,

Mortal

Man?

What lies

In shreds

Is my

Heart:

My cup

Now bloody,

Empty

Of wine

To ease

The pain.

VISION AT THE TOMB

Gray figures

Move like

Zombies,

Lost souls

Shuffling

As though

On Thorozine.

There is

No need

For the

sound

Of chains

To know

That these

Are prisoners.

 

SOUNDS OF THE LOCUSTS

Mutant summer

By reason of

Divine decree;

World devourers

Loosed

For a season.

No blade

Of grass

Shall remain

Once we hear

the sounds of

The locusts.

 

CATACLYSM

Violent seizures

Convulse our universe,

Taking place

When our earth

Belches upheaval,

Violent change.

the world starts

Reeling out of control,

Staggering as a

Drunken man

Helpless

In the wake

Of some

Cataclysmic event.

 

GNARLED BRANCHES

Gnarled,

tortured

Branches,

Growing

Upwards,

Brushed

With gold.

Hiding

Earth’s

Drab

Olive dress:

Surrealistic

By contrast,

Futuristic

By design.

What place

Have the

Amongst

Orchid

Centerpieces?

 

Alice Parris

 

These poems were taken from my book,

Soulgasm: the journal of my life in cryptic verses

with its visions, dreams and fleeting revelations.

These prophetic poems were written in 1993.

Our world has now lived some of these verses.

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SILENCED VOICES SPEAK

                                

 

 



THE MOTHER OF MANY NATIONS

She moved with the ease of a queen
Causing dis-ease among those who
Demanded that true queens wore crowns
Of encrusted jewels.  Her bracelets and anklets
Were of rusted iron, making clinking noises with
Each melodic step that she took. Her neck was
Long and graceful, having been lengthened by
Many a metal collar.

She walked with hips swiveling under crude sack
Cloth; as if she still balanced baskets upon
Her head and babies upon her back.
This sensual hip movement proved to be more than
Enticing as evidenced by the drunken nightly forays
Into the slave quarters which produced yellow babies,
Who carried their master's loads, if not their names.

She had a proud head wrapped with turbans made from
The nothingness of her life; a scrap of this and a scrap
Of that.  She walked proudly and if one could but listen,
They, too, could hear the tinkle of golden bells upon her
Ankles and see elaborate charm bracelets upon her wrists.

If they could but see, they would behold a bejeweled crown
Of pure gold and a treasury of flawless African diamonds.
If they could but see, her dusty calloused feet were shod
In the finest badger's skin, and her sack cloth garment
Transformed into the most magnificent purple and gold
Embroidered robe. She would finally be able to sit down on the
Throne prepared for her of leopard skin which merely covered
A foundation of solid gold.

If only they could see, they would have looked into her
Dark-brown, ageless eyes, seen centuries of silent suffering
Borne only by the great.  They would have understood that only
This queen could have possibly rocked the cradle of 
Civilization from which all nations are said to have emerged.
Alice Parris
Artwork By Artist Nancy Grace
Silenced Voices Speak published in India by cyberwit.net

REPUBLICANS LEAVING THE BUILDING

There is coming a paradigm shift in the politics of America as well as a shift of power in the world. No longer will the many be suppressed by the few. Fox news has fed the people a porridge of lies and spin for far too long. The Republican party controlled by the reptilian mind have been hiding behind God. They have claimed that it is God who gave them the right to take away the rights of others. Churches have force fed this to their flocks, and many of the masses actually believe that God prefers the Republicans. They embrace a God of hate not of love.

The moment of shame for Republicans came with the dark waters of hurricane Katrina. There was a palpable apathy which was on display for the whole world to feel. How could a country which allowed its own citizens to float into watery graves be allowed to dicatate morality? Katrina was just the beginning. Then, when the disasters struck the newly-constructed luxury homes (across the country) insurance companies had no problems with the payouts. Some victims of Katrina, in New Orleans, had paid on their house insurance for decades. When they needed this help the most, many were told that they would not be adequately compensated due to something in fine print.

How do you suppose God felt receiving such a large number of people at one time due to indifference and prejudice? Since that time, the natural disasters have hit the homes of the well-to-do all over the country. Fires have raged and dark waters have overflown in the strangest places. This time, there will be no more deception or chicanery allowed to go unreported. There will be a great big spotlight placed upon one and all. The same light of scrutiny which has been placed on Senator Obama will be placed on Republicans. That in itself will be enough to dislodge the Republican exudate. God will not tolerate His name to be used as a shield of injustice; promoting “just us.”

Now, the self-righteous will be paraded for the world to see. They will be overtaken by verbal diarrhea and expose their odious agendas for the world to hear. This will take place quickly, as there is much hanging in the balance There will be an overturning of power, not because of one man, but because great evil has been done in the name of the Living God. Roe vs. Wade has benefited many politicians and preachers by making them wealthy and powerful, as they stood on their soap boxes of moral superiority. They forsook the kindness of the Christian God they claim to serve. Hate and devisiveness replaced the spirit of reconciliation.  The ministry of reconciliation is in the domain of the Lord Jesus Christ. Does God move? He is moving in the twists and turns of this 2008 Presidential election. Does God speak? Yes, and when He speaks it will be CHECKMATE.

Alice Parris

SARAH PALIN’S VENOMOUS INVECTIVES

Where are the people talking about the mental illness factor that accompanies the whipping up of masses into a frenzied comtempt and hatred, repeatedly? Sarah Palin has incited her rallies to potential hate crimes in the future. To emotionally charge crowds with word-connection mind programming is to increase the potential for harm for Senator Obama. I have worked with forensic mentally-ill patients for over twenty years. What Palin is doing is telegraphing signals to possible psychotic entities. These will grow stronger and some will be unable to shake the “fixed delusions” that are being deposited within their minds during Sarah Palin’s stump speeches. What is wrong with Governor Sarah Palin? Why hasn’t she understood the concept that “inciting hate crimes” is a no-no? Is SHE that much of an outsider? These people lauding Sarah Palin are some of the very ones who might make up Palin’s post-election vigilante squad. Senator McCain has got to reel her in and set boundaries.  Is McCain’s honor worth so little to him, now? They are both going to be called to task for holding public rallies-for the highest positions in the land-which incite hate crimes. Point blank.

I suggest to you that the Secret Service’s job to Protect Obama will have been made exponentially harder because of McCain and Palin’s repetive litanies which many at their rallies believe. The adage, “people in glass houses should not throw stones” has no meaning here. The McCain-Palin campaign was looking for something, anything to explain why they are losing. They have called Senator Obama the antichrist. I suggest they read up on the disclosure of the antichrist in the King Jame’s Version. What does”he is not like one of us” or “that one” actually engender? It is code for he is not white, he has an African name, he did know Bill Ayers, and he COULD BE a one-man terrorist. This is the most desperate connect-a-dot-reasoning that I have ever heard from someone who might one day be a heart beat away from the Presidency.

If any evil should befall Senator Obama, I believe investigations should all lead back to the Governor Sarah Palin rallies, to the vigilante crowds, shouts of, “terrorist, kill him, treason, etc” These are statments made with flawed deductive reasonings-being addressed to who knows-what-mentally-unbalanced people  in the crowds. Sarah Palin does not understand civil rights. She does not understand what type of hate-filled speech has had a legal counterpart due to attacks on blacks, Jews and gays. The Anti Defamation League should be VERY concerned about Sarah Palin. Blacks now… Jews later. This should not be happening in 2008.  Senator McCain, she is taking you down and fast. Oh by the way, I see that both McCain and Sarah Palin got re-energized in Sedona, the New Age Capitol of the United States. Governor Palin, are you channeling Dorian Gray? Your appearance belies the ugliness of your utterly distorted version of truth.

Alice Parris

RACISM REINVENTS HERSELF

Racism no longer spends her time
Washing the blood-soaked spots
From her maudlin dress.
She no longer wears her Puritan
Bonnet of pride out in public.
She has had to reinvent herself
In order to survive in this
Politically correct world;
Where with one touch of the
Remote control, all eyes are watching.

Now, when in public, she is an
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Bleaching breakthroughs; her smile
Reveals perfectly even white teeth.
One would never suspect the cannibalistic
Orgy that takes place at her supper table.
There, she feasts upon the flesh of men,
Remarking on their relative inferiority based
Upon the taste that their DNA  provides to
Her seasoned tastebuds and palate.

Racism has changed her vocal patterns
And speech.  She no longer speaks the
Language that reveals the continued
Narrowness of her focus.  She no longer
Prattles on about her “God-given” right
To destroy the lives of others in order
To fill her never satisfied coffers.
Because… all ears are listening.

When the doors are closed, and she is
Alone, she lets down her tangled hair,
Damp from midnight meetings with
Marsh monsters.  We never get to see
Her skeleton body; skinless and soulless.
Alone, she sits in all of her splendor,
As the ruling skeleton of death.

She tells her grandchildren to continue
In her legacy of pride and arrogance.
Her grandchildren have learned her
Tactics well; they can spew out racial
Slurs as well as their grandma, and will
Do so, at the slightest hint that they
May not be superior, after all.

Every now and again, her zealous followers
Will be seen presiding over the
Beatings, and tauntings of the random
Victims of her long-lingering ire.
Yet, she still attends church.  She attends one of
Those churches that are less concerned with
The conditions of a man’s soul,  but are
More concerned with the weight of the offering
Plate as it is passed around.  Her purse is full of
The money from the exploitation of others.

In order to maintain the appearance of her
Latest reinvented self, she will measure from
Her treasury some funds back to the less
Fortunate, of their own money.  Money
Stolen from the systematic exploitation and
Rape of others based on the propagation of lies.
She remains prideful and powerful.  She controls
Boardrooms and financial institutions without
Having to put in the usual public appearances.

She throws her head back and lets go of a
Full-bellied laugh when words like “quotas” and
“reparations” are bandied about.  She has no
Intention of ever giving up her lavish lifestyle.
Yes, she has made for herself an opulent lifestyle,
From the bones of dead men.  She never apologizes
For the hideousness of her old appearance.
She successfully redirects all watching eyes
To her newer look. Deluded, and intoxicated
With the power from ill-gotten gain,
She believes that the whole world
Who watches is deceived… still.

Alice Parris

McCAIN-PALIN’S “OPERATION NEGATIVE”

I could not believe it when I heard Sarah Palin pound the point in her stump speech in Colorado, that Obama hung around with “terrorists.” Terrifying, if it were not for the fact that she and her husband have been so closely aligned with the Alaskan Independence Party. Aren’t these the folks who have no use for America and frankly advocate Alaska’s sucession from the Union? She cannot have it both ways. Isn’t it Sarah Palin who cannot figure out where she stands regarding her longtime associate, Senator Ted Stevens? I’ll betcha she is waiting to see how it all plays out, first. Sorry Ted, you just might get fed to the wolves. Governor Sarah Palin is an ambitious, cut-throat politician with a history of becoming friends with a mentor, learning what they know and then being a challenger for their jobs. Many people still think that she is “as dumb as a box of rocks.” But, I think that Senator McCain should probably watch his back.

Her response to the McCain campaign pulling out of Michigan seemed more like an attempt on her part to negotiate her way into a 2012 bid for Presidency, to me.  I did not know that a Vice Presidential nominee would openly question the judgement of the person on the top of the ticket in a matter as serious as this. Perhaps Senator McCain has grown blind from the many winks that Governor Palin drops while speaking. I guarantee you that Governor Palin is getting cozy with as many people in the energy arena as she can (and not for Senator McCain’s benefit.) She is going to get that gas pipeline by hook or by crook. You betcha! Worst case scenario for Governor Palin is that she and Senator McCain fail in their bid for the White House, she returns as governor, with new allies who will help her “energize” the lower forty-eight (via pipeline) while she helps herself become one of the most powerful women in the world.

How can Senator McCain go negative on Senator Obama without any of us remembering the KEATING scandal? I want to make sure that no one forgets his past “evil alliances” while he pounds away at Senator Obama.  Surely, he had to know that the Keating Five scandal is also a question of judgement, honesty, and guilt by association. The desperate McCain campaign will go negative for the remaing thirty-one days of this election cycle, while Rome burns and its citizens expire from smoke inhalation. What about his reckless behavior in the Navy which led to the loss of lives of his fellow military personel? I keep hearing whispers about this. Senator McCain will you put these rumors to rest?

Has Senator McCain been recently re-evaluated for  PTSD? He appears to have a pretty bad case of it from his POW days. What is this unwillingness or inability to look Senator Obama directly in the eye? Is this some behavior that he learned while in captivity, not to look into the eyes of the enemy?  I find it hard to believe; it is just flagrant disrespect. Note to John McCain: Obama is NOT your enemy. You are both fighting to make the SAME COUNTRY a better place, or at least this is what we have been led to believe.  Senator McCain, show Senator Obama the same respect that he shows you. He shakes your hand and looks you in the eye. He addresses you directly. Senator McCain, your manners are intolerable and it sends a very bad message about you…something about “grumpy old men.”

Alice Parris

ABOUT REPUBLICANS STEALING ELECTIONS

I do not need to stress the importance to the Democrats and to the Obama-Biden campaign the fact that REPUBLICANS STEAL ELECTIONS! They stole the election in 2000 from Vice President Al Gore in the state of Florida, they stole the election from Senator John Kerry in 2004 in the state of Ohio. There are various ways that they use: subliminal programming, falsifying poll numbers, voter suppression and programming for backwards counting on the election machines. Oh, the fate of so many in the hands of so few.

The Republicans LIE.  We won’t know the full extent of the Bush-Cheney lies for sometime to come. Has anyone ever seen someone as clandestine and arrogant as Dick Cheney?  Bush and Cheney sacked the nation while Rome was burning.  Brand new  investigations will be launched, stalled and sealed. I am not even talking about  Governor Palin’s “Troopergate.” I understand that the McCain camp has taken over the governance of Alaska. Smells like an oil and gas takeover. I am sure that the good people of Alaska will not be happy with the pittance from energy revenues that they will get under the banner of “Country First.”

As Alaskan’s strongest act of political protest, they should start by throwing their three electorial votes away from the McCain-Palin ticket. That would be a cruel irony, indeed, for the “most popular governor in the United States.” Why did Sarah Palin forsake the people who elected her, anyway?  I suspect that it might have something to do with the “bridges to nowhere” that she burned and the enemies that she has made along the way.  Whatever is she going to do about her “ole buddy” Senator Ted Stevens?  Will she leave him out to dry after all of the favors she has asked him for over the years? I feel the need for a character study, don’t you?

This time, the Democrats need to use every means necessary to ensure that this election is not stolen. Everything hangs in the balance. To those sitting on the fence while Rome burns, vote your pocket books, because if you don’t watch your pockets-they will continue to be picked. Do not vote for looks, legs or lies vote for your own interests.  Ask yourself this question: “if you were about to be put out into the street, or your kids were going to have to live with you in a car that you can’t afford gas for, will your church make sure that you have a roof over your head? Will your church make sure that your children get to eat what they used to eat while you faithfully tithed there? Will your church make sure that you have the gas money to drive to another state where a relative could help you and your children? Will your church help get you back on your feet again?” If the answer is yes, I would listen to the pastor of such a church, because the social gospels have become living epistles. If the answer is no, leave behind robotics, religiosity and racism. CHECK YOUR POCKETS!

Alice Parris