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-the turning arachnid: A rather saddened God, turning away so he doesn't have to watch the unpleasant events unfold.
-Powerful winds: the constant, amazing yet unseen work of the Angels of God & the Heavenly Host. In this poem they come down to Earth from Heaven for the final battle.
-Omphalos: THe source of Creation, where the previous poem, "The Spider Upon the Structure" takes place. The free fall is just a way of explaining how the narrator goes from one dimension to another the War Zone is an Apocalyptic Earth.
-Surrounding eyes and the wretched black: Demons, and their cowardice in attempting to remain hidden.
-The cremated world represents how the apocalypse is really meant as a "death-process" for the Earth and all of its inhabitants. What is know as the world we live will ultimately go through this state of purification, sublimation, and ascension into the Kingdom of God. Much like how cremation is thought to "freeze the soul, and ascend to Heaven in the form of smoke."
-"Hoof prints were but a genesis to the revelation." This is probably my favorite line in the whole poem. It not only refers to the 4 horsemen, but also alludes to the verse in Revealations; Revelation 22:13: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." Here I used further reference to that particular verse by mentioning the first and the last books of the Bible, in chronological order.
-The mangled roots: The origins and catalysts of the apocalypse will hardly be known during it all.
-The acid rain: Mother natures attempt to cleanse the Earth
-Moral compass land mines: Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it only leads to death." In the events of the Endtimes, humanity will find itself in complete chaos--and morals and ethics will likely go out the window.
-"skeletons of history and humanity": Crumbling buildings, destroyed cars, etc