The Spoonbill Generator

Athens Whose Ruins

What venom lies behind the name [Roland]

That Satan etched on Cain [Apsley]

Is not for us to presuppose [Roland]

Usurping from the One Who Knows [Beefy ]

The powers of a ne'er-do-well [Roland]

Both futile and eek vain [Apsley]

Whose quest the very airs dispel [Roland]

The pleasure of our pain [asdf]

Beyond the bleak horizon's grip [Roland]

Where sailors cross themselves and spit [Beefy ]

We cardinals obliquely skip [P]

Such contradictions of our trip [Kansas Sam]

And implicate each passer-by [Roland]

With wrongdoing's very soul [Apsley]

But never think to wonder why [Beefy ]

Not yin nor yang are whole [asdf]

As the calliope dictates [Roland]

To those in altered states [Beefy ]

Contributors: Roland, Apsley, Beefy, asdf, P, Kansas Sam.
Poem finished: 13th January 2004 by Anon..