Tony Barron / Derek Anderson - Xact Xposure‘Who Bled’ by Alexander King Ream The Society June 17, 2022 Culture, Ekphrastic, Poetry 5 Comments . Who Bled When all is said and life be trod, One takeaway the Son of God Made clear, when rising from the dead? The winner here’s the Guy who bled. . . Alec Ream is a writer living in the Northern Neck of Virginia. His work has been printed in Decanto Poetry Magazine (West Sussex, UK) 2013-14, Western Viewpoints 2014 (Woodinville, Washington) and Poetic Images: the Great American West 2015 (Woodinville, Washington), The Society of Classical Poets Annual Journals 2015-19 (Mt Hope, New York), The Rocky Point Times 2016 (Puerto Peñasco, Mexico) and in several issues of The Lyric (Jericho, Vermont) 2015-18. Currently, his work has gone to print in the Autumn Journal of The Writers Guild of Virginia, and his novel Canterbury 2020 is available locally in the Northern Neck of Virginia. A member of the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia, he deployed to Hawija, then wrote on Lookout Mountain, continuing to write, lecture and work for Delta Kappa Epsilon International. He prefers to note that he was first published reading to the pledge class of Michigan DKE, in Ann Arbor. Most recently, his poem Green Fire was read at the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union at the University of Virginia. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Jeff Patnaude June 17, 2022 Well done Alec! Reply Alec Ream June 18, 2022 Thanks Rector. Really appreciate it. Jesus Christ has taken up for me, many times, that I had to return the favor. MMA Michigan Deke, now an MD, portrays the Son of God. People think Jesus can’t fight hard, then win. Nicea said Fully Man, Fully God. Last time I checked, He can fight hard and then win. Reply C.B. Anderson June 17, 2022 Though the comparison to the Crucifixion might be inapt, the irony is telling and spot on. As they say: It isn’t the size of the man in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the man. The last is what’s called a chiasmus. Reply Alec Ream June 18, 2022 Thanks PBS Victory Gardener. My father and his family had Victory Chickens. Victory gets a bad rap sometimes. Like it’s axiomatic braggadocio. A Cajun minister once struck my church as robust; well, that helped make me the man I am, by God’s Grace. The Berkeley Deke who told me to be a writer stood up during my talk and made that touchdown fist when I told the frat that every fellow has some kind of agency to wage. I had no idea that I was supposed to be a writer. I had never listened to anyone before him with regard to my own agency. But he had the best looking girlfriend in the entire chapter, and they lived in the former mayor’s home, and then the champagne fountain, and the shrimp fondue, open bar, jazz trio – but you get it. I will take those memories up to heaven, and they will be Respectfully Submitted for discussion. Echelons greater than at the Demosthenian Literary Society. Reply C.B Anderson June 19, 2022 I appreciated your reply, Alec. Once, a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was present at an intramural basketball game at Wesleyan University between Deke and a bunch of my hippy friends. Looking at the Deke sideline, I asked the nominal coach of the longhairs who was in charge on the other sideline. He said to me, “All Dekes are in charge.” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.