This is one of my favourite poems. I wrote it in 2016. It was born from my interest in palaeontology and also my contempt for organised religion. Let me know what you think in the comments!
I was the Primer, the Converger Aeternum,
I was here before the celestial birth.
I am the Gatherer, the Greatest Attractor,
Collector of Castaways, and Builder of Earth.
I was the Forming, the Cryptaean Soul,
the Kiln at the First Ocean’s Heart.
And I was the Lung of the Inferno,
the Breath that stirred Hadaea apart.
I was the Cooling, the Calming Flame,
the Laval Lakes of Archaea.
And I was the Shield, the Glacial Eye
of the freezing crust of Proterrae.
Then I, Phanaea, the New World’s Dawn,
gathered Vaalbarae and kissed it to life.
I reside in this world and in all other places,
I twist the screw, the hook and the knife.
I am the Retainer of Playgrounds,
in each congregation of future and past.
I am Star-Builder, the Puller of Strings,
the Master of Puppets leading the dance.
I am the Canary, the Pick and the Miner.
I tend the crush, the sparse and the void.
I, Architect, am the Cosmic Designer.
I am the Founder, the Creator of Toys.
I divided Pangaea and Panthalassa,
then I made my first mistake.
I tore at the crust until Gondovanaea,
but by then it was way too late.
I was the Mind that created this Earth,
I am the One to Blame.
It all went quite soundly until that first day,
when the uprights gave me a name.
© 2016, 2018 Scott Kaelen
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