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Beneath Babylon’s Blue Baldachin

Blasted bliss

By Dooney PotterPublished 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago 1 min read
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Beneath Babylon’s blue baldachin,

Boldly brocaded by blazing blooms,

Bazaar brokers busily bargain,

Buyers bankrupt—but business booms.


Bearded blacksmiths, bare-boned beggars,

Brave bards, bankers, bubbly bakers,

Borrow beyond barren budget books,

By bling besotted: bounty-bent brutes.


Bedtime-bound Babylonians, buoyantly,

Bring back bejeweled beauties, blithely,

Beneath bedchambers, beautifully built,

Bright-baubled basements brilliantly brim.


But behind bright buildings, brawny-bricked,

Babes, before blissful, babbling bestir;

By breakfast, Babylon’s bought beauty

Blindly becomes banal burglars’ booty.


Beneath Babylon’s black baldachin,

Bleakly bespeckled by bleeding blooms,

Bruised, bludgeoned bazaar businessmen

Belabored byes breathe—but business booms.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Dooney Potter

Visual artist, story teller, poet, engineer, and private tutor.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  • Jon H. Davis5 months ago

    Another good entry into the vocal venture!

  • Ash Taylor6 months ago

    This is fantastic, I love how the city comes to life.

  • Jess6 months ago

    Love the bright and detailed imagery you were able to depict here!

  • Lady Headlamp6 months ago

    Definitely takes me there. Nice movement!

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