This classic screed from the Reverend is now presented in a remastered  delux edition. Enjoy monsters..



The Sea is full of Monsters

who have never heard of Poetry

though Heroic Verse resounds in fact

with references to Them.

They provide a convenient antagonist

for every adolescent Argonaut or two-bit Beowulf

to build their reputation on.

Leviathan and Kraken both,

their numbers are sadly depleted,

entered on the Endangered list,

perhaps soon to be deleted.

angler fish civilized

Yes, from Scylla‘s point of view

Heroism is just another “Fishing Story”,

you know, like, the-one-that-got-away ?

And as for all those ferocious, fire-breathing Dragons?

Just harmless lizards every one,

ruthlessly hunted to Extinction,

by trophy-hunting, testosterone fuelled, medieval rich boys,

who liked to kill for Fun

and called it Sport.

Their inbred descendants devolved today

to blowing horns & bothering foxes.


Still the Sea is full of Monsters

who have never seen a Cadillac

yet many there amongst them believes

that such a Thing exists.

“It makes sense,” they say, “We can’t be here

in the Universe all alone!”

And like ink in swirling water,

Rumour spreading darkly

speaks of Alien probes and hooks,

Mysterious Abductions

and weird lights in the Sky above.

angler fish wild

Opinion as to their future remains divided;

it is uncertain if Global Warming

will drive old Myths and Legends

to Surface once and for all,

or drive them deeper, ever deeper,

forever vanished from the Public Domain.

Poor Monsters.

One thing is for certain though,

we will create new Monsters to replace them,

more terrible by far,

who will not know their place

and will devour the Human race.

sea and rock sunset li8ghts


Squarey says drink&swim


tai chi hand strawberry circle

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

still President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

What the hey!



~ by reverendhellfire on July 12, 2015.

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