The Hobbit 3 – The battle of five armies… the insatiable lust of greed


I recently viewed the third installment of Peter Jackson’s interpretation of Tolkien’s work. It is entitled “The Hobbit: The battle of five armies”. I am one of those that loves the work of J.R.R Tolkien.  I was challenged in my soul as I watched this finale. I found myself trying to correlate and coalesce meaning, feelings and intuition.  I was impacted by the insatiable nature and ravenous lust that greed awakens in human beings. I often make connections by engaging the genre of poetry to mine the depths of ideas. The following is my discovery in that story:

 

 

THE DRAGON

By Todd Rutkowski

 

 

Dragon hoards lure the

Treasure seeker

Within us

 

Precious gems, gold and silver

Seduce and prey on the primitive

Longings

In human nature

 

The scent of riches awakens lust

Power and prestige shake off

Slumber

At the first light of hoards

 

Yet the dragon, we fear

Restrains our lust

His power greater than

Gold

 

Dragon’s our enemy? Or friend

In disguise

 

Endless treasure a weight too great

To bear

Best left in the protection of 

Dragons

 

 

~ by blueporch on February 27, 2015.

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