Poetry

Awake

Written by Jacob Ibrag

You’ll see it for yourself. The end of this place.

It has been said that the crawlers of the root were never

meant to set foot on a plane like this, and yet here we are. And

I have been to the edge. Don’t you remember the stories? Monsters

and blood dancers preying on those who fell in. I never fell, just took a

peak. And guess who looked up as my attention met its depths? It

was them, the mythos spewers and the keepers of our chains.

They know we’re coming, and they’ll try to sing us

to sleep. Deaf ears. En masse, awake.


Photography by Bill Henson

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19 comments on “Awake

  1. Wow! Such an immersive read, creepy and intense. I loved it!

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  2. Whoa! I wish there was a longer version to this.

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  3. Awake thy slaves of greed, awake. Awake thy selves of need, Awake your senses for the coming of a maelstrom. Loved your piece

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  4. i’m sorry! But you lost me on this one….

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  5. You know this is what I always advocate for, the beauty of poetry. Based on perceptions, its meaning always changes. For example, I’m an atheist and this summarised my views about faith. I’m pretty sure it can also resonate with anyone who feels caged by any phenomena.
    Beautifully articulated words.

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  6. Very deep! Wish it could go on and on. I loved 💕

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  7. I’m curious, confused and strangely inspired 🙂

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  8. a most contemporary version of Bunyan’s “the pilgrims progress” distilled into nine sentences and two question. Well done brother well done!

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