30 November 2004

the response poem i wrote in class today to the juxtaposition series of photo's titled 'democracy'

stilettoed toddler
by lauren d'auria

i think experience
i am experience
beauty is ashes
the helmet is loose
not yet grown into
sits tiled and held on by
the chin strap of trust

my 7 year old sister wearing
my mom's bra and high heels
embracing what she
does not fit into

the youth drawn into it
called forth to grow up
before their time
to live with out
the knowledge confronting
the naive

kids under the law
called to die
for those who set them

authorities arm holds the gun
as the baby rests upon it
pointing at the cross eyed
albino statue of liberty
with her politically correct crown

they stand protecting what has
yet to be soiled
like i seek to protect the words
yet to be spoken
frightened by ongoing battles
always begun from within

is it true that
the harder you squint
the faster your
prayers are answered?

the unnatural union of two men
holds the next generation
baby distracted by the soldier's
two foot feather hat
reminds her of her mother's
unusually hairy arm

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"if everyone that came to my site left me a comment how many do you think i would get?"

well, you'd have a comment from me. That makes, at the very least, one comment. lol.

Yo! My name is Dean. I'm up here in Canada. I just wanna say what's up. I stumbled upon your blogger thingy here from a link from the knotty boy site. I stop by and have a read every now and then. I like your art and poems etc. Kool dreads. I have dreads too! I kinda have a blogger/diary type thing too. If you wanna check it out it's http://rasta-man.diaryland.com/

God Bless
Dean

Anonymous said...

"if everyone that came to my site left me a comment how many do you think i would get?"

well, you'd have a comment from me. That makes, at the very least, one comment. lol.

Yo! My name is Dean. I'm up here in Canada. I just wanna say what's up. I stumbled upon your blogger thingy here from a link from the knotty boy site. I stop by and have a read every now and then. I like your art and poems etc. Kool dreads. I have dreads too! I kinda have a blogger/diary type thing too. If you wanna check it out it's http://rasta-man.diaryland.com/

God Bless
Dean

Anonymous said...

"if everyone that came to my site left me a comment how many do you think i would get?"

well, you'd have a comment from me. That makes, at the very least, one comment. lol.

Yo! My name is Dean. I'm up here in Canada. I just wanna say what's up. I stumbled upon your blogger thingy here from a link from the knotty boy site. I stop by and have a read every now and then. I like your art and poems etc. I'm a Christian too and i found some of your entries very encouraging. Kool dreads. I have dreads too! I kinda have a blogger/diary type thing too. If you wanna check it out it's http://rasta-man.diaryland.com/

wow, that is a lot of incoherient babbling. Whatever

God Bless
Dean

Anonymous said...

haha...Sorry for posting the same comment three times. My computer messed up and kinda froze. lol

Keep it louder than bombs

Dean

sharon hill said...

"if everyone that came to my site left me a comment how many do you think i would get?"

Is this like one of those carnival games where you guess how many tootsie rolls are in the jar?

=0)

I may not comment much, but I visit your site often. I liked this poem, especially the title. Grabs your attention. Loved the lines "embracing what she does not fit into" and "authorities arm holds the gun as the baby rests upon it." Not really sure why they caught my eye, but they struck a chord.

Anyway, know that your blog is read.

~ Sharon
yinachem.blogspot.com