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The Scrap~Metal Helicopter

One by one, I'm eliminating my enemies;
Few still remain — but they're weak.
The stronger ones are dead, and I've
buried them with my own hands,

I must protect my treasure: the well!
It's dark, it's terrifyingly lonely — yet
there are hidden waterfalls
deep in its chest; I climb down
like a bat, by its walls. . . there are alleys,
secret passages that lead from chamber
to chamber, to uncharted
territories — there are deeper wells,
wells within wells — that contain
fountains of purer nectarine
water (that bestow eternal youth);

The well is a dark cosmos.
I love my cosmos. I will not sell it—
Not even to Thanos;
I'll secure its key in a password~protected
vault.

I pass my daytime
in the dark well, exploring — by the nights,
I work in my shop: I'm building a helicopter
(from scrap metals). I must stay prepared
to fly — all hell will break
loose — in this desert — the Third World War
will be fought; then Fourth, then Fifth, then
Sixth: rifles and machine~guns will tear
and pierce the red flesh of humans.

They will fight for the oilfields —
not for my well.

If ever — after years and after
births (in unknown countries) — I shall again
come here, sit by the entrance of this well, and retrieve
the password.
If I could not retrieve, I shall read this poem
and try to remember the name
Of the horses that my father, the
madman king, cherished in a Pacific island. The sixth one was
lost at a very early age — its name
was "Balance", and can be still seen
on Twitter, on its profile page.

Comments

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 16, 2021:

John, I'm exploring the well daily. There is so much mystery in there. The mystery needs to be unveiled, and brought to daylight.

Your comment is always a joy and a source of inspiration.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 16, 2021:

Thank you, John. Yes, the fight for control of the oil wells continues. I'm building the helicopter with scrap metal. Recyclable scrap metal is available in plenitude. So my project does not have a problem of raw material. If I see instability (in the desert), I shall fly out of the zone.

Thank you for your splendid comment. I really appreciate it.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 16, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda. I think each of us is assigned to our own individual well. As there are many people, so there are many wells. They all converge underground, because the wells are on the same planet!

I also think each of us carries with us our own individual psychic DNA. This psychic dna stays with us, and we can access stored passwords in its psychic vaults, just as we can retrieve imagery from our memory vaults.

So, we are all on a good foundation (for times of emergency).

I really appreciate your wonderful comment. Thank you.

Tanmoy Acharya 100 (author) on February 16, 2021:

Thank you, Mr. Rajan. Yes the poem may be interpreted in many different ways. It is the function of art to provide the chassis, a framework; the audience will fill it with individual contents. Each person's contents will be different, because of our varied and different experiences. There will be a commonality among them just as well.

I really appreciate your thought-provoking and reflective comment. Thank you.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 15, 2021:

A lot of hidden meanings in this poem that can be interpreted in so many ways.I loved the air of mystery you have managed to bring within this piece. Good write Tanmoy.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 15, 2021:

Definitely a different poem with a hidden meaning.

Take care of yourself, for one day you will retyrn to your well & need that password. Maybe you can code it secretly somewhere nearby.

The panic of the world filled with terror will cause many to go underground, if indeed they can.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 15, 2021:

This is an enthralling poem important more ways then one...that well needs to be explored, pleased don’t forget the password. Good luck finishing that helicopter as I am sure it will be needed...as the fight for control of the oil wells continues.

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