Lady Chaos

lady chaos

give me your blessing

i will switch sides

join, break, create, destroy, live, die, i will become you

lady chaos

you are already within me

my heart is black and red by turns

i cannot be everything at once

but i am anyway

warm human blood threads my veins

and icewater

i am primed with your changeable ichor

pump me up, let me loose, see what havoc i wreak


men with their puny plans

trying to set order

nothing tempts her like security

she eats empires, grinding even the ruins back down into shapelessness

she tosses fortunes to beggars

our lives hinge upon her whim


you throw me down

build me up

and when you are done with me

cast me aside

i know you’ll return

you always return


i carry her wishes           

(i hear her laughing)


  • Lovely ♥

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  • To me, the poem hearkens all the way back to the Roman era when just about every poem composed something in the same general vein as yours to “Fortune”. Quite a profound topic, when you start thinking about it. I believe you’ve done it justice, my dear.

    Your poem rips along powerfully smashing everything as it goes. It’s a bit of an emotional experience to read it. And I love the economy with which you have executed it. .

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    • “Just about every poet” not “just about every poem”. That’s what I get for offshoring my comment writing to Sri Lankans. They simply won’t guarantee the quality of their work. Sheesh! Can’t a man find good labor at twenty-five cents an hour these days?

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      • Oh, ha! I vaguely wondered why every poem in ancient Rome was written toward Fortune. I just took it for granted that maybe a lot of them were! Too bad Roman poets were so fixated on one god, they had so many other interesting ones…
        What? I thought anyone who worked writing web comments from home made over $10,000 a month?? The ads were a LIE???

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    • Thank you! I took the weekend polishing this one up so it got a lot of lines removed…

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  • I don’t know much about Hinduism, but isn’t Shiva responsible for destruction? Isn’t everything always in a state of flux, either being created or being destroyed — something like that? Maybe it’s either fluctuating between order and chaos. But that’s what your poetry does to me — it makes me think as well as feel! Thanks for that!


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