Treasure Island

Allan Gerard


~Hear A Tick? (Heretic) Here's A Trick, (A'bracadab'ra) ~


The dragon sleeps next to me
When I'm awake he is strong
When I'm silent he speaks for me
Only right as there is wrong

I spread my wings and soar
They span across the waters
The image you abhor
Is the only one that bothers

I placed your seed in the womb
Conjured forth with my orders
You seek less and presume
Your doom exists in what was watered

Dark skies bloom as thoughts on high
When push comes to pull
The wool covers the why
Who gave birth to what was happening! ?

Where was my guardian! ?
Where was my light! ?
The subtle smirk
With silence laughing inside

Baffled at the distracting sleight of hand
I understood in that moment
That where I stood differed
From where they stand

Their lack of understanding on how pride works
Allowed a bitter sweet symphony to whisper verse
Ushering in a moment where I was cast down
They were cast out

No longer united, but divided we fell
Now it's not everyday I can say this
Because I live it

But when light is as blinding as ignorance
It's in those moments that even light needs guidance.

Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

THE REBELION is another part of this poem as they are tied together.

The Illusion in the sleight of hand is where the truth lies
Yet for you observers and your closed eye(s)
The magic show you never saw dictates your lives
And proudly you'll continue to debate things you do not know.

Comments about this poem (~Hear A Tick? (Heretic) Here's A Trick, (A'bracadab'ra) ~ by Allan Gerard )

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/3/2014 8:15:00 AM)

    Very Thoughtful write.. Though it is not easy to understand at the surface level. One has to think in deep to get its meaning. I agree we live in illusion and some situations which comes in our lives, really make us feel it is very true, we tell confidently that it is true by 100 percent. It was the trick played by illusion, very late we realise it was not true. The situation make us believe we are right and its true we argue we are right.
    Baffled at the distracting sleight of hand
    I understood in that moment
    That where I stood differed
    From where they stand
    Concluding lines are really thoughtful..
    But when light is as blinding as ignorance
    It's in those moments that even light needs guidance.
    Very true said, there are cases where light too needs guidance.
    There are times when we are also confused with the tricky situation. Unable to judge truth.. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (8/1/2014 11:37:00 PM)

    i think most of the poem and the comments are too lofty for me to comprehend easily. or am i just lazy? BUT, despite those words, i enjoyed the poem [though when some recorded female voice began to recite it, in a not so eloquent fashion, i was very annoyed, as i didn't at first know how to stop the annoyance].
    the 'flow' (i call it) (maybe also 'the unspoken-sound' of it, and 'the balance' of it) and the rhyming made for a very enjoyable read and i didn't worry about its meaning the second time around. thanks for sharing. i also liked some of the sentiments expressed by allan in his comeback to darlene's comment. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (7/31/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    This is brilliant writing, Allan! It is so compact and fitted together so skillfully - it's all of one piece. I'd defy someone to find the seams that show it was built piece by piece - No, this is a whole delivered as such. And you are so close to the archetypal material itself, it's uncanny, I dream of poetry like this, but I don't write it. It doesn't come naturally to me. Readers can see all the seams! Besides, John Keats said a poet should write poetry the way an apple tree produces apples. Your poem is part of such a natural harvest. See MESSAGE Box for more. (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Laurent (7/25/2014 1:41:00 AM)

    It kind of reminded me of the famous, You can't handle the truth! ! ! What happens when light shines on false truth in all the wrong places? Should we look among the shadows or the dark spaces within ourselves for answers? Excellent poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/25/2014 1:01:00 AM)

    Right and wrong coexist as joy and pain stay together! There are moments when to shine brighter, light needs darkness. As a jewell shines brighter when set against a silver foil, love assumes wider dimensions when tested by pain.
    Time old sets of beliefs can be misleading. So find out for oneself where lies the truth! From this maze of thoughts... garnering the essence is a challenge for people like me.... Still the effort is worth! Great Allan! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/22/2014 9:54:00 PM)

    But when light is as blinding as ignorance
    It's in those moments that even light needs guidance- - - - - -That blinding light is illusion made by others.We need the light of truth. (Report) Reply

    Ed Nigma (7/23/2014 8:51:00 AM)

    One mans trash Is another mans treasure. Truth resonates within the hearts and minds of those perceiving what they are feeling to be true. Light is love and sometimes love uses darkness to remind one of the light they have become accustomed to forgetting what it means to be and are given a painful jolt as a reminder.

    Let me make this even clearer for the sake of understanding. If I say make sure you look both ways before crossing the road and you listen that is wonderful. If you do not and tragedy occurs you will definitely remember in the future because PAIN teaches us to remember what we so easily forget. That is why I invite pain as much as I do pleasure because they both have their place within my heart and my mind. This in essence is another way of saying darkness is also enlightening. Allan Gerard~

  • Sana Hernandez (7/21/2014 3:15:00 PM)

    No longer united, but divided we fell. That spoke to me. Though to me that sound more like America as a nation, rather than the kingdom of Heaven in your The Rebellion. Either way once more you tell a fine tale with vivid imagery and exquisite wording. Excellent job! (Report) Reply

  • Darlene Walsh (7/21/2014 7:53:00 AM)

    I also read The Rebellion. We live in a world of smoke and mirrors, truth hidden by the illusions created by those who know. To do battle with them you must know them, join them and fight as one of them. How many of us can join such a game rather than just continue our lives within the illusion. And even most of those who do play still see only glimmers of truth beyond the illusion. However, MOST of us are content to just live the illusion, few are brave enough to delve far below the surface to search for the truth. I doubt anyone of us will every truly know the truth, but I do believe our lives are our mission to search for truth, and hopefully get closer to it as we travel through this illusion they have made for us. (Report) Reply

    Ed Nigma (7/21/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    I like to make people think and question things if even for a moment, breaking away from dogmatic belief systems that have been passed down from generation to generation, texts that have been transcribed poorly and rewritten or just plainly doing away with actual history while writing stories that they control people with to suit the needs of the powers that be. Power gained through fear and manipulation. Money and Control are the names of the game.

    I am not one against different religious doctrines as I believe that truth is truth no matter what and as long as it brings about a positive change to our world and unites us as a people I am all for it in that regard. But How many people kill in the name of their gods? How many people fight and argue and despise one another for thinking a little bit or even a lot differently? it shouldn't be that way but it is. So when I say what I said in my poets notes it was more or less to say hey just because you believe something to be true doesn't mean it is and if you are a person that lives off faith but that faith is corrupt within your heart and mind then you maybe don't know the god you think you do as well as you think.

    Love should always be the foundation for sharing your ideas and what you believe in. Whether it be a love of learning, thinking, debate or just conversing with others that think and feel differently then yourself you can still do these things in love. Because at the end of the day how you treat others is really how you treat the god, creator, higher power or yourself. Even if you don't believe in a higher power you can still be open minded and respectful to those that differ from yourself.

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