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Zombies Don't Go To Heaven(including some reference/vocab info)

by Clara Mae Gregory

Happy Passover. (repost)

Zombification of civilization spread
aloft tops of ancient ziggurats.

Ishtar's eggs and Ahriman's seed
became the zygotes of desolation.

In darkness they festered until birth-
born to be the children of the dead.

Their Godless pride declared war
against Shechinah's eternal glory.

Glowing life is sheltered from evil
inside Zion's Utopian gemmed walls.

Their darkness shall find defeat,
forever lost in their own perdition.


Author's Note: http://av1611.com/kjbp/articles/moorman-easter.html (Easter or Passover?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover zombification- turning one into a zombie-the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, Ishtar was the ancient Sumero-Babylonian goddess of love and fertility. She is often described as the daughter of Anu, the god of the air. In most of the myths concerning her, she is described as an evil, heartless, women who destroyed her mates and lovers. Her greatest lover was the farm god Tammuz, who is similar to the Greek Adonis. After he died she went into the underworld to retrieve him but her efforts were vain and she returned to the living world alone. Later, in the great epic of Gilgamesh, she tried to make Gilgamesh her husband, but he refused her and reminded her of her former lovers, whom she mercilessly killed or left injured. She reported this to her father, Anu, and he gave her the mystical bull of heaven to avenge herself. Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu stopped and killed the mighty creature and threw its headless body at her feet. They also insulted her, and she responded by sending disease to kill Gilgamesh's best friend Enkidu. She is one of Aphrodite's counterparts. Ahriman, the principle of evil in Persian mythology, was personified as Angra Mainya, "the destructive spirit," who introduced death into the world. He led the forces of evil against the host of Spenta Mainya, "the holy spirit," who assisted Ahura Mazdah, "the wise lord" and final victor in the cosmic war. "In the beginning," said Zoroaster (see Zoroastrianism), "the twin spirits were known as the one good and the other evil, in thought, word, and deed. Between them the wise chose wisely, not so the fools. And when these spirits met they established life and death so that in the end the followers of deceit should meet with the worst existence, but the followers of truth with the wise lord." (http://www.themystica.com/mythical-folk/articles/ahriman.html ) Main Entry: She·chi·nah Variant(s): or She·ki·nah \shə-ˈḵē-nə, -ˈkē-nə, -ˈkī-nə\ Function: noun Etymology: Hebrew shĕkhīnāh Date: 1663 : the presence of God in the world as conceived in Jewish theology Zion-heaven as the final gathering place of true believers perdition- –noun 1.a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation. 2.the future state of the wicked. 3.hell (def. 1). 4.utter destruction or ruin.

Posted on 04/03/2010
Copyright © 2024 Clara Mae Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Julie Adams on 04/03/10 at 01:36 PM

This is such an interesting piece, I wish there was a book on the subject that might offer a background to these ideas you share...I am drawn into your imagery and how you wield your pen on this one...so many wonderful lines, like "zygotes of desolation"--wow...what a talent you are, how intrigued I am...I personally do a lot of research on such pieces when I write them, so if you have any references for it, pls do share...peace n poems to u, jewels xo

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 04/03/10 at 07:20 PM

A very interestibg piece indeed. As a Jew, I only realized it was Passover yesterday. I know why Passover is important. I was married to a "pysedo" Orthodox Jew. He made me loothe Passover. Dishes had to changed. Always looking over my shoulder to see if things were done "kosher". Long, boring seders with screaming babies. To me; there is no such thing as a "Happy Passover". Jews don't believe in Heaven or Hell. The soul wanders for 11 months. The "Kaddish" is said morning and and sunset, but it is not said for the dead; it is a punishment for the living. Religion should not be hard. Great write dredged up old feelings and made me realize that I'm not a "good" Jew; but I am a good person.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/03/10 at 07:24 PM

Heavy stuff - thanks for the mythology of it all.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 04/04/10 at 03:59 PM

... wonderful.....

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