Sometimes, you need a little poetry

And the poem doesn’t need to be pretty, you know.

my venom grows
every night, every morning
chokevine murderthoughts
thorn and strangle me:
the freedom to be kind, to forgive
to live and let live
all flayed away
I am a criminal in my own mind
I deserve my chains


  1. doubter says

    @numerobis: I think Mike Pence is actually the one being anthropomorphized here.

  2. Rob Grigjanis says

    Charles Bukowski

    A Challenge To The Dark

    shot in the eye
    shot in the brain
    shot in the ass
    shot like a flower in the dance

    amazing how death wins hands down
    amazing how much credence is given to idiot forms of life

    amazing how laughter has been drowned out
    amazing how viciousness is such a constant

    I must soon declare my own war on their war
    I must hold to my last piece of ground
    I must protect the small space I have made that has allowed me life

    my life not their death
    my death not their death…

  3. unclefrogy says

    wow! nice work,
    a poem expresses in words feelings and places and times and the experience of the poet
    C.S.E. Cooney is a true voice boldly speaking
    thanks for the link PZ
    uncle frogy

  4. René says

    Dear Unglefrogy, could you please leave out the unglefrogy at the end of each unglefrogy contribution? They have unglefrogy at the top, so there is no need to unglefrogy another unclefrogy at the bottom.

  5. René says

    I apologize for the g–c mixup. I keep hearing a voiced glottal occlusive when reading “un?le frogy”.

  6. davidc1 says

    Everyone in the world should read that ,and weep .The snatch snatcher praising armed moronic cretins
    who have invaded The Michigan State House ,in any other Country they would have been regarded as traitors .
    If they had been black instead of white ,i bet most of them would now be dead .
    America ,you are well and truly fucked

  7. says

    Seen today:

    A mob of the MAGA persuasion.
    Conducted a statehouse invasion.
    Though heavily armed,
    They departed unharmed,
    And that’s how you know they’re caucasian.

  8. cafebabe says

    Wow, that could be the best non-filthy limerick of the year. Thanks for posting!

  9. Rob Grigjanis says

    John @10: Someone is a twerp, with no appreciation for poetry.