One More Poem for the Road – Getting Closer to Finishing “Blue Autumn”

So unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish my next anthology, Blue Autumn, by the end of February. I am getting really close to being done though. Currently finishing up stuff for the cover and getting down to the last poems I need to workshop. In the mean time I thought I’d share one more poem that will be featured in it. It’s rather cynical so be forewarned.

Chastity

Love is harsh because it fools you
into thinking that people want you.
It leaves all your passions crushed
and all your ardor desires rushed.

Love is hard because it hurts you.
It abandons and deserts you.
It makes you think that you are sacred
but instead fills you with hatred.

Love is sharp because it cuts you.
It mutilates and corrupts you.
It makes all hope seem stale and bitter
then scars your mind with pain and blisters.

Love is tough because it drains you.
It makes each aching fault enchain you.
It breaks your spirit down with stones
and then bleeds you hollow to your bones.

Trace Memory – Small Sample from “Blue Autumn”

Still slowly working on finishing up more poems for my next anthology, “Blue Autumn”. In the mean time enjoy this small sample.

Trace Memory
 
The shadows rave and blink at me
And the lights phase into a galaxy
I trace and dissolve into a Greenwich ember
Even though I forget the shadows remember 

          ~Christopher Ferguson

Blue Autumn Sample – Heathen

Hey everybody. It'll be a good bit before I release my next anthology, but I thought I'd post one the poems that is going to be featured in it. The next anthology will be entitled "Blue Autumn" by the way. In the mean time enjoy.

Heathen

The fascism of Christianity 
The dictatorship of greed 
The theocracy of atheism 
The anarchy of need 

The heathen paints a wooden cross 
The gentile pukes a Jewish prayer 
The only exit is south from heaven 
But who said life was ever fair? 

Enslaved to doubt 
Enslaved to fear 
Enslaved to weaknesses of the flesh 

Enslaved to lust 
Enslaved to guilt 
Enslaved to sin and eternal death 

Devoid of human faith 
Cause you will bend and you will break 
You will fall and you will drown 
The only way up is down

          ~Christopher Ferguson