Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Curious Encounters ©2009 by Zorlone

Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer (1507) given by...

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Crossing a deadly silent water,
like an anchor that immediately sunk.
A bottled fear was opened,
too late from a careless drunk.

Fiery glow of blue and white,
illuminated a seductive halo.
this flame gently licked a moth's wings,
engulfed the life it once owned.

Fatal decision of Neo,
a red pill dug the rabbit's hole,
ever prying, his story unfolded,
the Matrix was borne for us to know.

A scholarly endeavor,
to harness the power of electrons.
A kite flew with a metal key,
delivered a shock - withdrawn.

The mother of all curiosities,
Adam and Eve introduced.
The yearning to seek knowledge,
an apple betrayed the truth.

Deceitful eyes on a cat's mischief,
ignored a rattling from its path,
A lightning struck with fangs.
this bite from a slithering wrath.
Lorenzo Bernardino, MD
aka "Zorlone"


Lorenzo Bernardino, MD is a Filipino poet and writer, who is passionate in his prose.  He authors a blog titled “Zorlone”, where he posts works of wonderful poetic art.  Doctor by day, and poet at all times, he writes at Helium, and frequently competes in the WOOF (Writers Offering Our Finest) contests at PlotDog Press.  Doc Z as he is known to many of his fellow bloggers, submitted this piece for The Curiosity Killed The Cat Challenge.  I wish it had made it in time for the gallery, but no reason not to share it with everyone.  Hopefully he’ll be joining us in the future challenges also. 

Don’t forget, Nightmares Dance is due Saturday October 3rd 2009.  If you would like to take part in the Writers Challenge, simply click the contact me in the sidebar.  For more information about our challenges click here, or have a look at our last gallery, Curiosity Killed The Cat.


The Inferno on September 30, 2009 at 12:23 AM said...

Hey Doc Z, I just love this poem. A great bit of fun you had with it. Thanks for joining in, and hope to see more, hint, hint

zorlone on September 30, 2009 at 6:13 AM said...

The Inferno,

I see what you mean. Thank you for including my poem. Hopefully, I'll make it to the next challenge.


Rogue on September 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM said...

Well done Doc Z. I enjoyed it immensely.

Holly Jahangiri on September 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM said...

I like how this alludes to many stories and weaves them together. Curiosity: Blessing or curse? Knowledge: Destruction or satisfaction? A little of both, perhaps.

zorlone on September 30, 2009 at 6:41 PM said...


Thank you for enjoying the poem. That encourages me to keep on submitting entries here.


zorlone on September 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM said...


Both. There are so much more stories that would have fit this challenge, I just didn't have enough time to research.


jan geronimo on September 30, 2009 at 11:03 PM said...

A cool red pill of a poem, Doc Z. My heart says take it, my mind tut tuts, "Don't go there."

What's there to be afraid about? Is it this? - "..this flame gently licked a moth's wings...?"

Perhaps this: "...this bite from a slithering wrath."

You're a marvelous imp, Doc Z. Or is it your muse?

Note: I love the blurb "poet at all times." No rest for the wicked, eh? ",)

zorlone on October 1, 2009 at 5:47 AM said...


I'm sure you can handle that Red pill and more. Just watch out from those licking fiery tongues. LOL


tashabud on October 2, 2009 at 4:18 AM said...

This one has multiple meanings, huh? Alcohol. Drugs. Sex/Women? All four are definitely something to be wary for. Hee, hee.


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