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*Jupiter is a mythological invention ( the so-called god, to clarify ) and has no basis in reality. It's there for illustrative purposes only.

~ Sequitur ~

They formed a band and sought the sky,

To witness heaven’s distant eye;

A peeking torch, behind matt cloud

Sol clock, which chimed, behind this shroud, that

Winked another second missed, to

Check the sundial on their wrist.

Now who’d be late for Emperor’s new clothes,

Time’s unseen rags, in which reposed,

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An elephant, standing in the room,

Who danced to no one else’s tune?

As thunder cracked, and hail she whipped

Old faces, with their youth been stripped, in

Sleeting gales of cold sojourn,

‘Mongst changing abstract, quickly learned,

Why fired gimlet ‘pon their stern,

No longer gave a pleasing burn.

Whilst fate deformed, harsh weather stormed,

Celeste Karate, 'pon the hearty;

Men wondered if they should alight,

Or sail through masks of onyx night.

Swift day had sunk ‘neath hidden jars,

Replaced, by distant Northern stars;

Fleet Seven Sisters’, ancient Plough,

Now steered drunk sailors, did not know

To read coarse nature’s, altercation,

Which fought their futile destination.

They paid no heed to earthly signs,

Lashed violent winds, nor broken lines,

So *Jupiter’s trident, waved his sea,

Pierced, swallowed, the Emperor, elephant; thee.


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 12, 2013:

Hey, that's good to hear thelyricwriter, and that you enjoyed the suspense. Thanks for your generosity in sharing, and sending best wishes your way for an amazing day.


Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on September 11, 2013:

Voted this up, awesome, interesting, and shared on FB:) Had my heart beating and racing, bravo!! Just amazing poetry Romeos Quill, simply amazing. I always enjoy poetry that I feel and see when reading, such as this. Well done. Best wishes always:)

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 10, 2013:

Dearest Romeos,

Your writing just blows me away at its sheer brilliance! Such an epic piece here. You are a true master of words, as I have stated before, but each time I read another one of your profound writes, I am still amazed by your use of words in your unique and excellent manner.

Yes, the elephant in the room ... have walked into quite a few of those myself ....

I love your new profile pic! Voted up ++++ and sharing

Have a lovely night.

Blessings to you and yours, Faith Reaper

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Good evening MsDora,

Firstly, thank you for your presence here, as it is a privilege to be visited by such a pretty, and wise woman such as yourself. Yes....too often folk draw conclusions prematurely, whilst still not in receipt of the full knowledge of an inferred, preconceived proposition, with their tongue sometimes cutting their own throat.

Your amazing commentary is so encouraging, and uplifting, which will no doubt lend fuel for the next write, so thank you so much for making the day so much better, and taking the time to come over for a read....such a lovely, kind woman.....


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Dear Eddy,

Well, it looks as though autumn is definitely here now, and sincerely hope that life is good for you in panoramic Wales - let's hope it doesn't get too cold up there for you or that Welsh dragon just might have to breath a little fire your way, but as long as the lava bread is baking, and the choirs are singing, it's all good.

Thank you for coming over, and your encouraging comments.

Best Wishes,


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Hi Monis Mas!

That's awfully kind for you to say so, and trust that you are doing well this day.

Sending Warm Regards to you, for a healthy and wealthy week.


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Dear Sparklea,

It's always a blessing to see you, and I certainly hope that you are receiving better news about your feline friend, as of late.

It would sure be worth taking a look at those ' elephants in the room ' of yours, if you ever decided to commit pen to paper, concerning them.

Thank you so much for your lovely contributions, and comments, and your special blessings, which I'd like to return many times over, wrapped in the ribbons of a warm smile, as it is always pleasure to see your beautiful, shining face here.

Thank you, and enjoy a wonderful evening,


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Hi there, annart;

That moonflower you've chosen for your profile pic sure is an unusual, and unique part of nature.

Glad that you enjoyed the energy, and thank you for such wonderful remarks.

With Warm Regards,


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Good evening AUPADHYAY,

Many thanks for your generosity in sharing, and happy that it appealed to you.

Best Wishes for a fulfilling day,


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 10, 2013:

I remember reading a hub about rhyming being only appropriate for fairy tales. Wish I had this poem to throw in the author's face. Powerful theme, powerful presentation in powerful rhymes! A masterpiece!

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Hi Audrey,

Thank you for flying over, and leaving such kindness here; pleased that you enjoyed this one.

With Kindest Regards,


Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 10, 2013:

Hi Wetnosedogs! : )

Hey, no probs, and you're welcome.

All the best to you and your clandestine clowns of canine cuddliness

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Eiddwen from Wales on September 10, 2013:

Brilliant Romeo and voted up for sure.


Agnes on September 10, 2013:

Exciting tale! Very energetic! Voted aup and awesome.

Sparklea from Upstate New York on September 10, 2013:

Voted up and awesome. Your gift of expressing things in your own, personal, unique way is incredible.

Yes, I AM very familiar with the 'elephant in the room' - I could write a book about the elephants I have encountered in rooms throughout my life.

I not only marvel at your talent, the pictures you choose to accompany your hubs are phenomenal. Just a perfect match.

God bless, and thank you! Sparklea :)

Ann Carr from SW England on September 10, 2013:

Wonderful energy in this! Up & beautiful.


Fine poem romeosquill, glad to read it, voted it up and pinned too.

Audrey Howitt from California on September 09, 2013:

So enjoyed this--it has that epic feel and I love that in your writing!

wetnosedogs from Alabama on September 09, 2013:

Ah! I get it now. I knew there was something more, but sometimes I just need things explained to me. LOL

Thanks for taking the time.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 09, 2013:

Hi Wetnosedogs!

Thanks for coming over, and it's good to have you here.

If you're not familiar with the expression, ' elephant in the room ' it pertains to the most obvious thing in a person's midst, but is ignored, i.e., the sailors knew the obvious risks of sailing in the Winter months, but plainly ignored nature's reasoning, because they, in pride, boasted that they had something which no one else could know, and leaned on their own understanding, but all and sundry could see the folly of their nakedness ( hence the reference to the ' Emperor's new clothes' ), so the guardian of the ocean, in his three-pronged attack, took down their arrogance( elephant), false pride ( Emperor ), and finally their lives (thee ). I hope this sheds more light on the verse.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely evening with your boys and girls.


wetnosedogs from Alabama on September 09, 2013:

Well, goodness. The elephant went down too? Must have been one roaring storm.

Enjoyed this.

Romeos Quill (author) from Lincolnshire, England on September 09, 2013:

Good to have you by Anna, and thank you for your always valued, positive critique.

With Kind Regards,


Anna Haven from Scotland on September 09, 2013:

A rousing and blustering tale. You captured the destructive power of nature really well and with great use of rhyming.


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