I Am A Cannibal

I am A Cannibal
In life I have found the proverbial Horn of Plenty to nibble
A mixed bag of creative voices that are both equisite and banal
I relish ones giving me a high, reprieving others that I do not gobble
I am a cannibal

I am a vampire
I need to suck that blood which brings red tears out of the eyes
my creative juices thrive on those blood cells that are not banzais
I need full blooded wines,not stunted platelets to fight ignorance
I am a vampire

I am a ghostbuster
ethereal  mumbo jumbo leaves me cold
For I am a ghostbuster born to be bold and I have
A bagful of myth-busting stories that need to be told
I am a ghostbuster

 I am an amputee
Have chopped off that societal arm that allows rape and then
sweeps it under the rug, have also chopped
off another which preys upon innocent  children, then looks smug
I have amutated all those ‘cos these societal parts are  humbug
I am an amputee

I am an iconoclast
animal/human sacrifices offered in name of religion leave me cold
god is in us,around us, why accept a society where this is condoned
Pull up your bootstraps,so that chains of useless mores can be disowned
I am an iconoclast

I am a Poet
I write from the heart
I use brain to jumpstart this heart
I love all and see beauty everywhere in this worldly mart
I am a Poet

 

Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt
against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
James Joyce
1882-1941, Irish Author

Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792-1822, British Poet

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night,
lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private
world public, that’s what the poet does.
Allen Ginsberg
1926-, American Poet

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One Comment for: “I Am A Cannibal”

  1. yes Bina , but we poets also write poems of peace , love fulfilled , bliss in watching the first cherry Blossoms ……so then will you write a sequel ” I am a nurturer.”?

    Submitted by anna9 on May 2nd, 2008 12:14 am

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