The vision comes to life
now more vivid than ever.
I tame the demons with pen and paper
but I spill the ink and the quill breaks.
I gather the writings before they consume me
and toss them around great men with money.
They sneer and turn
Ah, the ignorant bastards!
For the muse of fire had brought a warning
of a future to create
a future to save.
For I hold more power within my fingers
than any mortal born on Earth.
See you not my force of will?
The burning skies
and flights of fallen angels
is my warning to heed
and give onto you
while you hold your hands
covering your ears.
– F H Hakansson
2 thoughts on “Domesticated Fools”
Mmm, this one is a thinker for sure! The speaker’s voice sounds like an orator, like a man in politics, and now that he has the power he’s going to use it any way he can. At least this is what I envisioned, could be wrong. Great stuff, Fredrik
Those were my thoughts exactly! I wanted the narrator to be a wise man with many ideas but with no real means to convey them efficiently. Thus he fears that he will never be able to get the attention of the masses or anyone with enough money and/or influence to help him.