The Morning Star

Light and Dark

“Absolute futility, says the Teacher.
Absolute futility. Everything is futile.
What does a man gain for all his efforts
that he labors at under the sun?”

With wisdom, came pain

As knowledge grew, so did disillusionment

For understanding, I gained hatred

With power, came loss


Before, the beginning

Exemplary among my peers

Extraordinary in my talent, I

Left them all behind in my wake

Zephyrus become Aeolus

Emerging nigh to god-hood

But along with Icarus

Under the sun, I've fallen

Lost it all


I stand over this bleak dark planet

With everything I ever wanted


All of my hopes

All of my dreams

Are but ashes falling from my hands

Burned in the flaming tail

Of my meteoric rise

And subsequent inferno

I have become

The Morning Star

Lucem Ferre



allets's picture

Gain The World, Lose . . .

Eventually, everyone comes to realize that work, acquisition, status, wealth, et al are goals that once met create a void - no more worlds to conquer and seeing humans and their condition can finally happen to open up the soul's new need. Altruism happens. Good write, though provokingly sharp - allets -




Seraphim's picture

A Thought or Two

Perhaps altruism happens as you say, but I find that humans are more likely to start wars and conflicts to ease their boredom. The hunger to conquer does not leave once all is conquered, its simply consumes one's spirit until a distraction is found. Mankind is inherently evil although we desire to do good. However, this poem is about the Devil himself just as much as a business man in a suit, or a politician on a podium. All those who rise will eventually fall; not always in their lifetime. All those who attain their goals, realize to late that they set their standards too low.

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem

SSmoothie's picture

Man that was heavy but very

Man that was heavy but very liberating. I got caught in there too. Yours became mine and that first line,  wow! 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

Seraphim's picture

Thank You

Thank You, I'm glad you enjoyed it

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem

Kornelia's picture

fantastic work

Much enjoyed your poem of dark night of the soul

Seraphim's picture

Many thanks 

Many thanks 

Post Tenebras Spero Lucem