The Book of Revelations and Other Party Favors


written by an artist too shy to pen his name to a story too big for one man

words bigger than one world.

We walk halfway through the final chapter, (the good book has a hell of an ending) though,

so few have the courage to read

the signs.

Fire, destruction, consumption,

only the drooling street preachers have the wit to say it

throats scratched from screaming themselves silent

yet, there it is, staring us down in verse.

And how amazing would that have been to have written Revelations

and then what do you write, cook books?

But, to know the ending, to know what’s coming so intimately, must be a form of madness

that only the mad can endure. Like life is something that only the dead can overcome.


are a consumption of opposites

man and woman breeding life, night and day breeding one


of the sun.


8 thoughts on “The Book of Revelations and Other Party Favors

  1. planaquarium

    Oh, so right! All seems trite in light of the finale. I was just lamenting this to a friend recently, that we rarely hear Revelation preached….as if no one wants to face the reality of it, or cannot.

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      I’m always looking for contrast from the title of my site: Cottonbombs to this poem. I like yours, ‘Easy Meals for a Busy Mum.’ Makes me think of Moses doing a cooking show, using the burning bush as his oven.

  2. granbee

    How true that life is something only the dead can overcome! I always thought it was a special form of enlightened madness to preach Revelations, as if any one of us could hope to perceive the actuality of even one event described therein–while still “in the flesh”! “Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face”? Brings to mind parallel universes, warp speed travel, neutrinos appearing to travel backwards in time because they are move faster than the speed of light? Yes, we do indeed consumer our opposites “on the other side”! My VERY favorite post of yours since finding you a few weeks ago, Peter!

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Rose! Thank you for your kind feedback. Really, this is your favorite so far? This is why I post every day, cause I never know what people are going to like. I wasn’t so sure of this when I hit ‘post’, but, if you like it, then it must have something worth reading. Thank you for breathing life into these words.

  3. bellesogni

    and then what do you write, cook books?

    Great line.

    It reminds me of the old Twilight Zone, the episode titled, “To Serve Man”.

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Thank you. I just googled your Twilight Zone reference. Looks like a great episode. As a Twilight Zone fan, I’m going to watch it this weekend. Thanks for pointing it my way!


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