I’m very pleased to present the world premiere of “He Completes Me,” for voice and harp, my poem as set to music by composer and creator of new musicals, the excellent Mr. Eric Rockwell. The poem is from the MY KINGDOM collection of poems, short stories, & short plays for stage & screen, now available in paperback and ebook editions at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SVGNQG6
And again they called to heaven
When around them rose a hell;
Again the angels came from earth
In answer to the bell.
While flesh and blood fought smoke and flame
And kept the black line manned,
The thanks went to the god by whose
Own breath the fires were fanned.
Peace, peace, but not a moment to be found,
No closet or armoire is free from the sound,
For now your enemies live here in your head—
Sitting at your table—
Waiting in your bed—
And who is to blame for their being inside?
What use, castle walls,
When the gate’s open wide?
~ Quent Cordair