February 7, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Tim Gouw photo



Soren Paul Petrek




The Wrong Apostle



Don’t follow demands

made in bold statements


Criticize the promises

that you know won’t arrive


Stand and insist on

outcomes that aren’t given


Fear the wrong apostle

he brings nothing for you





L’Enfant Terrible



A child squeals with joy

Running down the aisles

A toy gun in his hand

Killing all the bad guys


The child emperor

Taunts his playmates

To whom he lied

Hiding in the media maze


Hammer mouth unbridled

Unconstrained by embarrassment

Throwing words against a wall

To see if they’ll stick





Nature’s Dying Gasp



The trees weep acid baking in the sun

Species turn to ghosts lost to time

Ancient ice crumbles into the sea


Forward never back to save the world

Design, innovate, extend, accelerate

Ever faster towards extinction


The greedy feed before the masses

Monsters pushing through the crowd

Their mouths slick with blood


Faceless puppets until a stand

Blind, deaf and dumb

The Guillotine is dusty






soren paul petrek

Soren Paul Petrek

Poet and award winning novelist, Soren Paul Petrek has been writing since his early teens.

Cold Lonely Courage and his other works are available on Amazon. He intends to publish his book of poetry, Mountain in the near future.

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