Changing the Immutable

by Jeffrey T. Bender

Behold, the vision that I tell,
And recall the day that Tower fell.
An angry mob took arms that day,
And attacked the place where power lay,
The Tower, where nine men held sway.
Unjustly they had ruled the land,
Now their judgement was at hand.
Each day another pled his case,
Yet the counsel never dared lose face.
For each day their answer remained the same,
"Depart here! Go to the land that has no name!"
"Walk that cursèd lost man's trail,"
"For from this land you no longer hail!"
One by one their numbers fell,
'Til came the ringing of the Bell.
A man of high honor was being tried,
And, suspected of treason, was exiled.
Long had he helped create the plans,
But now wasn't there to make a stand.
Taking it upon themselves in anger,
They put their lives in great danger.
An angry mob took arms that day,
And attacked that place where power lay,
That Tower, where nine men held sway.
Up and up the flames crawled high,
Up into the clear green sky,
Thus toppled the Tower with a glorious cry.

Fountain, CO

I was born in 1986 in Mtn. Home, Idaho. I began writing poems at the age of 15, my freshman year of high school, in 2001, with the poem 'Mind Decay'. Mind Decay is a 14 line Shakespearean style sonnet about the capabilities of one mind to alter the world. Some of my poems are love based, but many others are based around grand themes such as revolution, or space exploration, or alternate realities. Much of my poetry is fiction with an underlying message of reality tucked in.

Last updated September 08, 2011