|Posted On:||2009-02-06 11:47:28|
Artificial angel weeping synthetic tears
Shivering beneath metal wings, cruelly plucked
Cast out of urban heaven, hurled from glittering towers
Cursed by nature, landlocked in a city of angels
Gazing into the sky, watching his brethren fly
Blessed by science, soaring on metal wings
Joining her siblings in the heavens above
Their perfect features twisted into a wrathful mask
Anger flush upon their marble faces
"You dare?!", They sang melodiously
"Using learned arts to ascend. Blasphemy!!",
The raging hymn continued
As one they struck, the heavens darkened by violence
Golden feathers torn from steely wings by marble hands
Alabaster skin bloodied in rampant fury
Panting heavily, elysian cadre ceased
Mortified by staining ivory skin with common blood
They threw from their metropolitan palace
The remants of her grace, a testament of their wrath
Ashamed, she curled more tightly
Trying to hide the marks her defilement
Until at last a stranger appears
An old sage withered by time, sorrow and knowledge
Kneels before her weeping form
"Why do you cry, why do you feel shamed?"
"Whether earth-born or ethereal"
"One who seeks to find their true self,"
"Struggling through all ordeals, all trials and adversity"
"Is more far more deserving of reverence"
"Than those who succeed by right of birth alone'