by sibyllene   Nov 10, 2011

The two-faced god
of Romans and swindlers,
he speaks eloquently, indistinguishably,
out of both ends of his body.

Janis, our dual god, both
creator and founder,
hearkens a dark, creeping omega
through the absence of his
four-eyed gaze.

For years we wait, hungering.
"How do we live? How do we work?
What is the true meaning behind capitalizations,
colloborations, plagiarisms?"
We cry out to our maker to
lead us with his strong, knowing hands
down a path of lucidity.

After eons he emerges from the clouds;
his name shines before us.
Will this be the answer to our prayers?
Tired eyes light up with hope.

Janis, a thief in the shadows, steals in,
steals out, steals away like a rodent,
leaving only the tiniest of crumbs, dirt-colored,
in his wake.

Of course, most of this has the potential to be taken back, now that Janis is around and making changes. : ) I am very willing to change my mind!


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  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    Still love this :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Cinnamonspice

    Congrats on the win, Yes I know I'm late as usual. To me Janis is an entity unseen or heard but I do know who he is lol.
    awesome write

  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    I think a few years ago, the one liners you got, were just that - one liners. Nothing of substance, and they expected you to comment back on their work. Meaningless praise is what it was, really.

    I'm not saying people don't need encouragement. But one shouldn't go comment on others work in expectation of getting a comment back. You should comment on a poem when you have something to say, whether it be praise, critique, or both.. no?

  • 6 years ago

    by A lonely soul

    Well, when I alluded to "others good works" it does carry a meaning....does it not? Yes, also sometimes there may be simple comments by simpletons (perhaps like me), noted by Britt ^ , but they are still from someone's honest heart, however mundane they may seem. Even the dyslexic's, Asperger's and the autistic savants need encouragement in life, from those who are gifted. Mozart, Jane Austen, Bill Gates, Steve Job, Newton, Einstein, Edison, Lincoln, and many more in this world would not have become immortalized if they did not overcome their disabilities, by the encouragement of others.

    But on a different note, I have to say that you moderators are to be commended for a lot of thankless, painful work, to keep the site popular, spam and predator free and that is enough, more than one can ask from mere volunteers. So I have to commend all of the Charlies Angels, and all the mods and behind the scene folks for the hard work that keeps this site going.

    Controversies will come and go, but the important realization is that these are just obstacles in the path of a greater good.

    Cheers for Charlie's Angels, all mods and perhaps JANIS, if he can make everyone happy by cleaning the glitches up. :)

  • 6 years ago

    by sibyllene

    "Omg grate!!!!!! 10 from meeeeee!!!!!"

    Lol, 10/5? Nice! : D

    Britt has a point, though. I shouldn't go comment on poems just because I'd be hoping that they would comment on mine in turn!