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Black Hole Antichrist

by Max Bouillet

"I have been called an antichrist by those that have never read the bible."

Antichrists are bent-light
warped by a collapsed Son.
Twisted glimmers
who sell God in tiny packets
of artificial sweetener
to desperate mouths
whose tongues crave the divine
and are frustrated to find
that God
is merely smoke
that is dispersed
by the very hands
that grasp for Him.

Eagerly, the wet lips
and probing tongues
devour the antichrist's
sugar coated crosses
until their stomachs
distend, their teeth
fall out
and they become useless.
Easily placated by fluttering scriptures
plucked out of Holy context
by the antichrist's
sweet-toothed
lies.

08/22/2003

Posted on 08/22/2003
Copyright © 2020 Max Bouillet

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 08/22/03 at 06:36 PM

what can one say about this gem, but I toast marshmallows o'er its brilliance.

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 08/22/03 at 10:28 PM

collapsed Son sugar coated crosses they become useless. Easily placated What a searing indictment of organized religion. "Sweet 'n' LO" is right on!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 08/23/03 at 01:00 AM

While the descripion may be a little extraBiblical it certainly is in keeping with the antiChrist's intent--to deceive! St. John indicated there are many antichrists, even were in his day. Of course, there is the ultimate AntiChrist who evidently is yet to be revealed. A very thought provoking poem. Not for the meek and mild in faith!

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 08/23/03 at 03:29 PM

Powerful poetry Max...filled with angst and symbolic imagery...excellent work - one of your best!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/23/03 at 04:03 PM

As Quentin said, thought provoking Max. Certainly one way of looking at it.

Posted by Kristine Briese on 08/23/03 at 04:22 PM

Powerful, striking imagery, Max. Truly pulls the reader along.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 08/23/03 at 07:37 PM

thought provoking is the least one can say...surely a great read!!

Posted by Don Coffman on 08/24/03 at 07:05 AM

There's a fine line between those that really preach the word and those that preach their own word. Although I wouldn't go as far as to call all of them anti-Christ, you remind us that there are far too many out there who are unfortunately ignorant about what it all really means. A especally provocative poem, to be pondered deeply.

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 08/24/03 at 08:42 AM

this is so raw and so intriguing... your poetry is musick to many souls here... excellent imagery... blessings...

Posted by Mara Meade on 08/25/03 at 06:45 PM

Absolutely searing...! wow...

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 08/26/03 at 07:13 PM

pardon me for cursing, but... holy fxck. this.. is.. inCREDIBle. it reminds me of a work of mine called, "even the whores..." i wrote it awhile back for exactly this purpose. it is amazing what the misinformed and unenlightened minds can come up with. and even more amazing what the rebuttle can be.

Posted by Amanda J Cobb on 08/26/03 at 08:28 PM

This is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully written. I can't think of a single thing wrong with it. I especially like the 1st stanza. And I do not think you are attacking the religion, I think you are criticizing the deception of religion. Again, well-done.

Posted by David R Spellman on 08/27/03 at 11:39 AM

Indeed the deception of many who twist the truth to their own means is one of the most potent tools of any "antichrist." You capture that whole process very well in this with some very evocative and thought provoking imagery and phrasings. Well done Max.

Posted by Aaron Howard on 09/17/03 at 12:56 AM

Wow... I came to make a comment, but I think I'm a little late to the tea party.. But none the less... Great work.. but I'd express myself alot better if I had slept in the last 36 hours... thanks for giving me a reason to stay awake!

Posted by Maria Terezia Ferencz on 03/23/05 at 07:10 PM

Amen Amazing!

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