Episode 1: The Sulfur Serpent

Tyler R. Martin

The first episode to my podcast aired today (not counting the introduction) and I was very happy with how it came out. I discussed a wide range of topics, such as the military, spirituality, the philosophy of good and evil and my perspectives on these. All of this stems from a poem I wrote titled “The Sulfur Serpent” from my first book Rotten Man’s Throne…you can find a link to purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08541HSXH/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_9YMTS5FE2QA6D2CB04VX)

Video and Poem are included below:

The Sulfur Serpent

(originally published in Rotten Man’s Throne)

Sixty six fathoms below the Sulfur Sea,
Amidst the boil and bubble and burn,
Floated forth a barbarous beast of burden
To serve Satan’s savage scheme so stern.
For when blue skies become black and thunder
Then all of earth shall be torn asunder.

Now as devious demons dance in night,
For the fiery abyss has freed every fallen fiend,
When those long dead and decayed do rise
And the dark and the darkest have convened.
For when blue skies become black and thunder
Then all of earth shall be torn asunder.

So now the dreary, dire days are here,
And the air has turned all arid and ash,
The sulfur serpent slithers from its wretched sea,
To bow before a Sultan sits abashed.
For when blue skies become black and thunder
Then all of earth shall be torn asunder.

While now the dreary sky’s splitting splendidly
And from this lash lovely light cascades,
Around the tear, the hollowed heavens tremble
And bleak blackness pierced by beautiful blades.
For when blue skies become black and thunder
Then from the heavens shall meet a wonder.

For salvation came then, in staggering sequence,
As hellbound humanity witnessed glory then,
For pale, blonde angels beckon battle
When chrome chariots into the darkened world descend.
For when blue skies become black and thunder
Then from the heavens shall meet a wonder.

As angels storm the ashen, sorrowed ether,
The sneering sulfur serpent stands to defy,
Fierce fangs, to devour holy deities,
As four harrowing horsemen draweth nigh.
For when blue skies become black hellfire,
Then mankind’s end shall soon transpire.

8 thoughts on “Episode 1: The Sulfur Serpent

      1. Just watched it! Excellent first episode πŸ‘ Loving the glass of bourbon too 😁

        Yeah, we definitely share an interest in the duality of human nature. I’m fascinated by the what/who we present to the world and what/who we are inside and what it is that shapes and influences both. It’s effectively what my whole blog is based on after all! 😁

        I think in terms of your poem (which is brilliant by the way) I think I’m very much a big old Sulfur Serpant dressed in Angel’s clothing… But maybe that’s a story for another day! πŸ˜‰

        It’s an interesting concept though, that whole ‘who would you be if the world was ending’ type thing. Quite well explored in the character of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead I felt – until it all got a bit silly that is πŸ˜‰

        And isn’t it funny how you can read things you wrote a few years ago and see totally different meaning in them now? I had a similar experience when re-reading some of mine just recently.

        Anyway, enough rambling! Great episode – looking forward to the next one! 😁

        Cheers! 😊πŸ₯ƒπŸ–€

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      2. Hey Charmer! Thanks again for the support and kind words! Your comments always make my day. I definitely see the exploration of duality in you work, which is why I think I’m so drawn to your poetry and thought processes. Funny enough, I often think I’m a serpent in angels clothing lol. I’m not familiar with the Walking Dead…sadly I’m behind in this regard and I’m aiming to rectify this. Anyway, thanks again for watching, any tips/criticisms you have let me know, I trust your judgement!


      3. Ach, there’s time enough for TV watching! You’re much better suited to taking the world of poetry, podcasting and pouring bourbon by storm! πŸ˜‰

        I’m glad you enjoy my comments – you can expect more as your series continues πŸ˜‰πŸ–€

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  1. That’s true, I try to limit myself because I have that addictive tendency lol! A new show become another war I must win, which is a good mentality if applied to more productive pursuits such as bourbon, poetry and podcasts!
    So thank you, I am gonna try! Your comments will always keep me motivated!


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