This week for my weekly #WednesdayReads, I ‘ve posted some poems from my poetry book, OTRONAUT! Both poems feature my own take on characters from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! I hope you enjoy them and check out OTRONAUT for more!
The Night I Found Peace
As I sit in my chair
And look out the suddenly opened door
That leads out on to the veranda
I watch a black cat cross the lawn
As the clouds cover the full moon again
An owl hoots in the distance
The wind rises up almost blowing out the candles
I set down my book and close the door
Returning to my seat I take a sip of wine
I pick up the book and return to the last passage
My reading is again interrupted
By the clock as it strikes the appointed hour
I rise out of my seat and go about my task
Down into the basement I go towards the laboratory
I pull the sheet off of a large cage
Within the cage, bound and gagged, is my creator
He pleads with me with his eyes for mercy
As I unlock the cage I remind him I was made without mercy
I carry him up the stairs like a piece of luggage
Back into the study we go towards the closed door
As I open it I see that my guest has arrived
Knowing better than to invite him in
I carry my creator out on to the veranda
As I lay my creator on the ground before him
The foul creature smiles revealing his razor sharp fangs
I walk back inside and shut the door behind me
I take up my book and sip my wine
Content that now I am finally master of this house.
Dr. Frankenstein’s last statement
These so called learned men know nothing of genius
How could men of such limited imagination call themselves scientists?
True innovation cannot be achieved by the timid
How dare they say my experiments were an abomination to God?
Science has no place for a God that does not want his creations to excel!
If there is a God that created us in His image
Wouldn’t you expect that He, an omniscient entity
Would have seen us evolve to so great a point that we would be His equal?
Why create man in the first place if He knew that someday we would reach him?
Meeting Him on equal terms, not after our deaths but while we are still alive
The fools who testified against me today should be ashamed of themselves
They are not scientists, they are frightened children
They have no imagination or inquisitive instinct
You don’t succeed in science by playing it safe!
The laws of God are irrelevant when He gave us free will
And the laws of man prevent us from growing and achieving the greatness we deserve
The laws of men should be rewritten by men who care about the survival of our species
My experiments were for the betterment of all mankind
And now as we speak my equipment is being smashed
My notes, books and biological samples incinerated
Do you not care about the future?
Do you not care about achieving greatness?
Without my work you’ve doomed us to mediocrity, to failure
You have built the coffin that will encase mankind
And your small minds will be the instrument that drives in the final nail
You can destroy my research
You can destroy my creations
You can take my life
But you will never destroy my dreams
Take heed, after this trial is concluded and my corpse disposed of
There will be others who will rise up against your ignorance
They will be the ones to put you on trial for holding us back
They will be the ones to drive us forward where we need to be!
Your cowardice will be your undoing!
I will have the final victory over you all!
You can silence my voice but my dream will survive!
Be sure to come back next week for another Medlow Staur adventure!
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