may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Long before the Catholic Church revered remains of Saints
and preserved various parts of their anatomies
(some allegedly in perfect states of preservation)
Egyptians were cheating death via mummification

Pyramids were not burial chambers-they were initiation sites
The Egyptian Book Of The Dead is actually The Book of Going Forth In Light
We half-remember WHY folk have sought immortality via art or life
Portraits of Dorian Grey remind us of our plight

When Gadaffi was shot,his body was paraded for 9 days
When Osama was shot,his body was hastily buried at sea
Graves have long been pilgrimage points for saints and sinners
Pierre La Chaise for Oscar Wilde,Edith Piaf,Guy De Maupassant and the Lizard King

Jesus rolled away the stone and created a sensation
All religion hinges upon his Resurrection
If a lie,there goes all belief systems
Trust no corpus delicti remains for Vatican inspection

Decapitation still a Mexican drug cartel tradition
Hung,drawn and quartering an English one
Marie Antoinette lost her head in a French Revolution
The head of Emperors,Queens and Kings still on every coin

so it matters where Cromwell's head finds its final resting space
and desecration of the dead awaits a test with DNA

Inspired by an interview with Jonathan Fitzgibbons, author of Cromwell's Head.

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