Poetry: Ferris Jones

Grandfather

I left the bones
In the closet,
In a burlap bag.
Did anyone ever find them?
Did they call the police,
Bury the bones, says nothing,
Keep them?
There was once the thought,
That these were the bones
Of my grandfather.
I would sit on the floor
Trying to put the bones together
Maybe he could be back.
I never could make it work,
Something was missing
I didn’t know where it went.
Even now, without the bones
I can’t piece it together
Still, I wonder what
Happened to that bag of bones,
My grandfather.   
***


Bone Orchard

Come for me, for my death
Where it I reside.
Henceforth my soul, abduct
Love, she has lied.

Preside over
Elysium of pine.
Come for me, for my death.
Not a tear not glasses hides
Bury the bones without a sign.

To weep and shake
This sad lover’s sin.
Come for me, for my death
Where love has never been.
***


Caesar

Before there was Jesus,       
Men erected a temple,   
Their God, Caesar. 
Incense burning the huge empire 
Declaring him lord, master.

Christianity was but a seed of
Discontent, an epic novel, just     
Another Cecil B. DeMille movie.
The public killings became
Television and the rich pagans with
False hero’s worshiped
Fertilizing the land.                         
***

Ferris E Jones is an award winning, internationally published poet and screenwriter living in Puyallup Washington. His work has appeared in both print and online magazines including as the featured poet for Creative Talents Unleashed. Other magazines include: Glo Mag, Piker Press, Se La Vie Writers Journal, Write on Magazine, Outlaw Poetry, Degenerate Literature 17, Tuck Magazine, The Literary Hatchet, Warriors with Wings, In Between Hangovers, and many other literary publications. He is the recipient of two grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the Editor and Publisher of Nevada Poets 2009. Ferris has twice received honorable mention awards from Writers Digest annual screenwriting contest. Ferris is also the Author / Editor of seven collections of poetry. You can learn more about Ferris E. Jones by visiting www.inquisitionpoetry.com where each month he features the work of other poets. The goal of this site is to spread the word of poetry throughout the world.

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