CENSOR THIS 08880CENSOR THIS 0888010 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I remember when I know why the cage bird sings
was challenged for the "encouragement to take action
in premarital sex, homosexuality, and the use of
I remember when the Bible was banned and/or
challenged for being "pornography and obscene"
in Alaska and Pennsylvania in 1993.
I remember when the The Autobiography of
Malcolm-X was challenged in Flordia in 1994--
because it was "racist against white people"
I remember when Jambo Means Hello: The Swahili
Alphabet was charged with "degrading white
children" although it was a book for white children to
understand the African-American cul
Education DerailedWhen boys become men,Education Derailed2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
still in bodies of boys,
there's a tiny hand pulling the trigger.
Killing with guns
when they're still playing with toys,
troops get smaller as conflict gets bigger.
If they don't grow up now,
they won't get the chance,
Virtue's just a victim of circumstance.
Guns at the ready, men,
open fire they cry.
But they'll cry even harder
for an eight year old martyr
knowing somewhere the system has failed,
now the children are learning to die.
Nothing is as HonestHe misses the star beyond the sky.Nothing is as Honest3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Winking it's bright eye, it said,
"Nothing is as it seems" as it
disappeared beneath the moon in all her glory.
Her cheeks so pale and soft.
Lady Night told me to not be so naive,
to take the stony mask off
and see the world in all it's honesty,
it has no ability to lie.
For nothing is as honest as
the darkness beyond the sky.
Lies Truth ObeySee the LiesLies Truth Obey3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
With your Eyes
Can you see the Lies
Consume what Will
Come all who Kill
Buy the Lies
With your Eyes
Will you love the Lies
Come all who Kill
Consume what will
"Kill for Lies"
With your Hands
Come now consume
Press play resume
Conquer through division
The cowards circumcision
With bloodstained hands we kill the truth
With bloodstained hands I hold the proof
On bloodstained lands we killed the truth
With bloodstained hands I held the proof
Verum of monasticaTry as I might, I cannot, for the life of me, think of how to start this, so without further delay, I will just go into it recklessly.Verum of monastica4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This world has too many labels. It has too much man made contrast, and it has way too much drama. We have politicians, republicans, democrats, libertarians, librarians, conservatives, liberals, blacks, whites, catholics, christians, muslims, atheists, agnostic atheists, gnostic atheists, agnostic theists, gnostic theists, evangelicals, religious, ligious, livid, socially unacceptable, crazy, nuts, people you downright don't feel comfortable around, people you feel guilty about feeling comfortable around, fami
Semper FiI've painted you quite roughly dearSemper Fi4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But never fear
I'm here to clarify
So help me die
The impossible compromiseThe Impossible CompromiseThe impossible compromise4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My head and My heart
engaged as one, I wait for this day
that not yet has emerged to see the rise of the shimmering sun
Logically, reasonably, scientifically, of good sense
what cannot be proven cannot exist.
I know what is seen; have faith, if that is what you wish
Sensations, and inklings and say a prayer on a whim
what stirs inside my being,
is enough to hold me here captive.
Waging an endless war.
My heart and My head
they do not understand civility, reason or order
science and logic united together
with love and frivolity, impulse
Divorced, and with children
who thrive within the const
EpitaphIf my lack is what you grieveEpitaph4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I offer to you this reprieve
Either I was always here
Or else for me you should not fear
Generation Why?Generation YGeneration Why?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So fitting for our time
An age of constant questions
As we walk in a line
Prodded along like cattle
Not knowing where we go
Wondering and asking
MonsterI do not want to tear you open.Monster4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I do not want to drain you dry.
I do not want to suck your marrow.
I do not want to feel you die.
I just need to.
IcarusSplendid in the sunIcarus4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I failed to see the wax begin to run
As feathers fell like stars into the sea
And roaring waves reached up and swallowed me.
Bad Start, Bad End :Repeat:I don't think time will ever mendBad Start, Bad End :Repeat:4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For my own thoughts tear and rend
At the wounds in my soul
Of her untimely end
Every cherished thought
Is another bad start
The one playing over
And over again in my heart
Within Your LinesThis is the seed, the catalyst:Within Your Lines4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The dawning of a thought that's kissed
The source of all creation.
The mouth of insperation
And now that we have found it
We can never quit
How will we fill this stage
With ecstasy and rage
With naught but songs
We'll trap the wrongs
To wrought our will
To hold them still
What, herein, shall we create
Within this world of hate
Mirrors RejoiceA drop of honey slowly caresses your lipMirrors Rejoice4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the spring light you look so beautiful
We have been friends for a long time
But I know now that I am in love with you
The shade from the tree above
Compliments your delicate face
You talk of your folks and of friends past
But I can't listen when there is poetry going on in your eyes
Love, for years we have shared each other stories
And it is now I see that we are truly the same
With our own differences, surely
But with our similarities running so deep
One could only wonder if we weren't lovers in a past life
I wish I could describe this rush of emotion that fills me
But instead I lean
Integration: Split SinceritiesI'm so lost.Integration: Split Sincerities4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I don't know what to do, where to go.
The reins slip from my hands as I grasp for straws.
The sun while shedding some light it also blinds.
A temporary path keeps us from dying.
But in its blessing it keeps us lying.
There are a few who have heard our truth yet don't see in.
They've heard those words but it doesn't sink down.
I...we...have not the strength to call for help.
No one wants to take the blame if it all goes wrong.
Like it did before.
Instead of helping it only made us hate that much more.
A democracy inside.
Five to raise the hand to turn the tide.
Previously, it was just me.
On the outside, tak
Notre Dame, Please Keep QuietNotre Dame University students are complaining about Obama's planned speech there, and his awarding of an honorary degree from Notre Dame.Notre Dame, Please Keep Quiet4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I think the kids need to shut the fuck up.
Their entire problem is that Obama isn't strictly against abortion. They feel that, because Notre Dame has Catholic roots, he should be banned from campus, or some stupid shit like that.
This sort of binary ideological war is exactly why Americans can never agree on anything. The moment someone says something that doesn't match your personal morality, this other person is automatically branded a heretic, and so annoying more that they say should be ignored.
The Ignorant Christian Theorem Before I get into this, I am going to say that denouncing a religion is one of the most pompous things one can do, and that debating it is as pointless as finding an honest man amongst politicians.The Ignorant Christian Theorem4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
With that said, let's continue with my pompous, pointless rant.
Recently, I have stumbled upon many many people, over various websites, who spew forth this creationist Christian theology. A half baked, barely logical theology claiming the Universe is but 6000 years old, and that the power of God created all the wonders in it in that span of time.
If you are a creationist, please hang yourself. I have respect for people who have a healthy the
Beauty in BaroqueIn the darknessBeauty in Baroque4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A love so dark
But oh love bequeath me
This feeling I have longed after for so long
Raven saturated locks ebbing and flowing with the wind
Starlight betraying the true nature of your beautiful hair
However raven like in the dark, but ever radiant in the day
A spring day
Lazily wandering through daisies, I watch you from afar
You know I am there, but you wait for me to make my move
And wasn't it you, love, who told me to make the first move?
The one who told me I was the one who had to engage you
Tell you how I feel
How the beauty of nature compliments your pretty face
And Lo! how you shine in
RaptureHeartbeat chaos, turn my tears to sweat.Rapture4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's stop jerk motion.
Don't find yourself yet.
Black flame halo.
Burning bloodscream wings.
I don't need a name. Just what the air sings...
Tells me all I need to know...
Sometimes it's enough
To be living fire.
There's something else to be found here...
With The WorldLaughWith The World4 years ago in Open More Like This
And the world laughs with you
And the world passes you by
Lies To MyselfAs I'm watching the screenLies To Myself4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Something wells up within my chest
I see the words
The thoughts in my head
They lie to me
To the world
I wish to destroy them
To rid myself of them
The urge swells through me
To raise my fist
To blot these evils from existence
Some sense of sanity presses on my mind
I'd left for a moment
But once again
I'm back within myself
For the moment I leave
And never return
I'm a Zombie Without YouOne day the day will dawnI'm a Zombie Without You4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Upon tides of living dead
And corpses on our lawn
Will each raise their rotting head
And rise and stumble forth
To eat the brains of Earth.
And you, my heart and soul
My sweet love and paramour
Will help me barricade
All the windows and the door,
Get the shotguns loaded
So heads can be exploded
Well shoot them with rockets.
As they trudge on fetid feet
Theyll stare with empty sockets
As they search for meat to eat.
Well kill all that we can
While living off of spam.
And when the zombies come
And there's nowhere
IndistinctlyThe soles of my shoes wear away on the cementIndistinctly4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
until you tell me, you really tell me what you really meant.
My sighs reach my knees while my eyes plead softly.
I asked you to be honest but I guess that was too much to expect.
Now my fingernails are leaving trails through my brain
and your riddles are slowly complicating this game.
I'll ask you one more time if you really care but
as time goes on I'm finding it harder to listen.
So take my, take my, take my hand.
And I'll leave the questions behind.
So tell me, tell me, help me understand.
But don't say a word until you know what to say.
The breeze through the trees, it whispers to
Don't Try To ForgetI've noticedDon't Try To Forget4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That I'm slowly trying to forget her
But I don't want to
I want to remember the way she smiled
The way she laughed
And the times we had
I want to remember the way she looked at me
The way she held me
And the kiss she gave me
I want to remember the way she loved me