Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Woe.man


Like a king who lived in darkness 
He failed to shine his crown with dreams 
Of attending prom dressed in a ball gown
"He's just a bitch"
And though it hurts with every laugh 
Animals still stick their necks out
Like hungry giraffes
To vomit in the occupied stall 
As if he were a harlot 
With a sick fetish
Coiling stench of a full grown circumcision
In which he'd relish


And these days, instinct must stay in your head.
Our conscience is not our conscience, 
just a mindfuck risen from the dead...

"God himself doesn't even know how 
to make a man!" 

Says the street preacher 
With a homemade bible in his hand
He calls himself a healer
With the condescending essence 
Of a political figure
Worshiping such a holy quandary
Like ignorance to androgyny



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22 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Willie Nelson is a secret faggot? (And here I thought that was just an illegal wrestling move!)


Ignorance is an unyielding task master.

Claudia said...

hm - i think they don't need to be prom dressed in a ball gown...but at least be nicely showered before they enter the holy halls...smiles - ok seriously...i may never get this fully as a woman but you clearly hit powerful chords with this (if i get it correctly) you have a strong writing voice anthony

ayala said...

Anthony, another powerful write. Nice!

Pat Hatt said...

Yep ignorance in most you can find
Of the ones saying oh such great words from their mind
Yet behind closed doors they spurt different stuff
Like a tattoo of a closet faggot in the buff..lol

repressedsoul said...

Like ignorance to androgyny, you say it all in your final line, and boy does Willie need a shave hahahaa excuse the pun...but I couldn't resist!

Brian Miller said...

and ignorance lives on in school halls and church pews much as it does most any old place...nice in your face with this anthony...

cianphelan said...

That is some image you've got there, Anthony - and such a truthful piece that follows in its wake. Ignorance...it knows no bounds...

Marian said...

oh, yes. love that last line. sing it sister! ;)

moondustwriter said...

Or they stick their heads in the sand - ignorance at its best
Excellent Anthony

emmettwheatfall.com said...

Anthony, the best part of this poem starts at "God himself..." and ends with "...androgyny." That portion is just brilliant. I hope you extract that portion and work the thought through to its conclusion. With it you have the makings of a brilliant poem.

G-Man said...

Anthony....
You do Michigan very proud My Friend!

Randy Behavior said...

Well you don't hide in your poetry do you? Provocative.

Elaine said...

Very powerful stuff here. What a great write!

Reflections said...

A very powerful, provocative piece. Well done.

Glynn said...

The words, the lines are powerful. I didn't expect it to take the turn it did -- but it fit.

percyfreemanjr.com said...

Anthony Another Very Powerful Write! The images that are delivered by your work always amazes me

Myrna R. said...

Anthony this is really powerful and full of emotion. You have a true gift.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Superb. A brilliant write.

Anna :o]

Other Mary said...

So much suffering comes from worship of ignorance... you have given voice to the pain of many here. Kudos.

signed...bkm said...

Great write on ignorance as the true illness of man...the time wasted at being right, proving the unproveable.....I am a day off...so sorry I am late at posting and reading....bkm

kavisionz said...

Ignorance is the mother (pun?!) of all nonsense..really! Sexual orientation is just another excuse.. whew!!

Superbly written, Anthony ... powerful as ever!!

Matt Coughlan said...

I agree with Emmett here. I really got a kick out of the street preacher image. Good work! :D