Sunday, July 18, 2010

In the Beginning . . . There Was War


She lay there in the dark
walls of Fallopia
She . . .
expelled from her safe
ovarian nest
She . . .
one of many,
this moon’s offering
to the god of fertility.

Throughout Fallopia
there is trembling
awaiting the great sacrifice.

She could hear their battle cries
far off in the distance
the vast and furious army of Sperm,
propelled through the tubes
of Fallopia
in one great seminal wave.

The frenzied race begins.
Blind though they are,
rapt by some ancient ritual
they struggle up the
dark and twisted passage way
to where she lay in wait for the attack.

One by one they strike,
her armor weakened with each blow
‘til soon her vanquished ovum doors split open
there . . . the Champion enters . . . the sacrifice complete
amidst the whirling chaos. . . a soul is born.

In the beginning . . there was war . . .this is the stuff we are made of.

Joanne Cucinello 2007


  1. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your blog

    I posted a link to another great poem. Thanks again!

  2. Hi Jenny,
    It's so good to know you enjoy my poetry. It's comments and feedback like yours that keep the ink in my pen flowing.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Hello Joanne!

    I'm new to your blog, and I just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed this one. Very imaginative!

  4. Hi Amber,
    Welcome! I'm glad you found my blog and I thank you for commenting. I see you've begun a quest on your own blog . . . to overcome the wretched writer's block! I surely know it well myself and have wrestled with it many times. good luck . . . it seems you're on the right path to conquer it soon enough.
    I'll check back soon and I hope you'll do the same here.

  5. Thank you for commenting, s.c. I'm glad you liked this.
    I took a look at your blog also. You have some intense poetry, I must say! You're a very dedicated writer and I'm amazed at the volume of your works! Very interesting.



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