On the Second Coming


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On the Second Coming
for William Butler Yeats

Yahweh compares Himself to a flying eagle
And carries on His wings His chosen people
Without hearing the word from His mouth
The world is a mess and predestined death

The beast is shepherds after their own gain
Whose reluctance to be born in Bethlehem
By Jesus the sound doctrine of Elohim
Has made the best faith lack conviction
And the worst distortion full of passion

The lion is Satan a thinking head of mortal
The desert birds are spiritual forces of evil
Wolfing at the feast both man and animal
Falsehood for food is the sand of their liver
Adding to the pure words refined like silver
Preaching out of their own will the Scripture

Argh! The second coming! What a sorrow!


On the Second Coming
for William Butler Yeats

Guess it's what a prophetic poem is like
To be honest, the more I read the more I like
Its unique symbolic system is quite a shock
I'll explain some of them for guys to awake

Yahweh compares Himself to a flying eagle
And carries on His wings His chosen people
And trains them to fly in the sky like a falconer
Without hearing the words from His mouth
Disasters are loosed on the world like death

The beast is shepherds after their own gain
Whose reluctance to be born in Bethlehem
By Jesus the sound doctrine of Elohim
Has made the best e.g. faith lack conviction
And the worst e.g distortion full of passion

The lion is Satan a thinking head of mortal
For the word of Elohim springs from hearts
While men's are racking cracking of brains
The foul birds are spiritual forces of evil

Falsehood for food is the sand of their liver
Adding to the pure words refined like silver
Preaching out of their own will the Scripture

The twenty centuries the two thousand years
Mentioned in such a poem are really incredible
Fortunately they can all be traced in the Bible

This poet of critic poetry is a historic echo!
Argh! The second coming! What a sorrow!







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