Jonathan Terrington – Deakin University
Ruler of madness, master of chaos –
I am king of dreaming.
Erect in my honour a plaque, an emblem
A symbol of my potency,
Bow before my subjugation.
Accept my authorisation.
For I delve the depths of insanity
Oh, such is the power of my creation,
I am master of characteristic fates
With great powers of contextual continuity,
So Wrapped within my twisting mind,
I am turning wheels of time.
Artistic potency my gift,
Dread design my curse,
All manner of unknown entities
For a moment’s thought exist in me.
When I’m done at playing lord
I pack up all my things,
Put away my writer’s thoughts –
Those tempting, hopeful reams
Of potential possibilities –
And countless other fiends.
Someday – in returning,
I’ll claim my rightful destiny.
Then open up Pandora’s box,
And be the lord of dreams.
Jonathan Terrington is a current student at Deakin University, halfway through the arduous but exiting process of becoming a teacher. He first discovered literature at the young age of seven and has begun attempting to create his own, with varying degrees of success.