THE CHARGE (Catena Rondo for Mindful Poetry)

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I am editing this, my first attempt at February’s “Catena Rondo” for Mindful Poetry. Besides converting this to a Gather formatting, I need to explain the project.

THE BRAT – THE BEGINNING

I wrote last year a Sestina called BRAT. She was my ficticional character, my renditional possibilities of one of the Two Witnesses mention in Revelation within those “End Time” days. A transitional character with God’s authority to turn terrible acts of perpetrated evil back upon the unholy trinity: The Beast/Dragon/Antichrist.

I decided to spend February writing Catena Rondo poetry for Susan Budig’s February prompt for Mindful Poetry. To do this I decided to sketch out the early beginning of my character Brat. As I edit this (rewrite) I have six parts (poems) that need to be brushed up a bit into poem chapters. My original idea was to sketch in Catena Rondo and then convert that rough draft into my own style Narrative Poem. We shall see.

Here it is:

THE BRAT – THE BEGINNING

 

I. THE CHARGE

 

The regular rhythm of charging feet.

The pounding rhythm at the perimeter breach!

Snapping trees that wildly screech!

The regular rhythm of pounding, pounding feet.

 

The pounding rhythm at the perimeter breech!

Down three draws pour ten thousand feet!

Bringing frightening fiercness, crushing defeat!

That pounding rhythm at the perimeter breech!

 

Down three draws pour ten thousand feet.

As mother screams are buried alive,

Beneath the tide of beasts that fly.

Down three draws pour ten thousand feet.

 

As mother screams are buried alive.

Mother dreams and children dreams.

Mother screams and children screams.

As mother haunting screams are smothered alive.

 

Mother dreams and children dreams.

Beneath the regular rhythm of charging feet!

And the pounding rhythm at the perimeter breach!

Mother dreams and children dreams.

 

Pastor Bill Dickgraber (2/14/2012)

 

>>>Continue to Part 2: THE CHARGE II

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My "Abba" Father conquored my heart in a log church in Montana over 40 years ago. Ordained in 1968, God has always used me on the front-line in difficult ministry. My favorite music is the wind soughing through the jackpines...preferably Montana.

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