vaccinate me!

(NOT to be read aloud to the grandchildren)

 

i think…

humans are

badly bent

whether or

not we will

admit to this

strange urge to

throw a knife

jump off cliff

drive into tree

lay on tracks

leave family

torture cats

kick the dog

slash a tire

graffiti walls

start a fire

liar, liar!  pull

down pants, do

lewd dance, act

out proud, curse

out loud;  an

imagination

sick as that

needs to be

inoculated

from its own

dis-ease… i’m

on my knees

God help me,

please!

 

 


A confessional sort of poem shared with dVerse poets

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. memadtwo
    Jan 17, 2019 @ 17:16:59

    Our behavior is indeed difficult to understand at times. (K)

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  2. anmol(alias HA)
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 22:57:56

    Ah, such is the human condition — even all these things are acceptable in the right context. That is the beauty of it — our imagination doesn’t only have negative connotations. Love the word-play with “dis-ease”. A clever write! 🙂

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  3. Just Barry
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 22:13:52

    A vaccine for the human condition… aptly and cleverly poetic. 🙂

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  4. msjadeli
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 20:24:03

    well said

    Reply

  5. Beverly Crawford
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 18:58:19

    What a painfully honest recount! Well written.

    Reply

  6. Grace
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 18:37:25

    We are all guilty of these one way or another. Thanks Lynn for your share.

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  7. rothpoetry
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 14:55:20

    Yes, you hit them all… and they hit all of us as well!

    Reply

  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 14:06:29

    I think the only thing we can do is to see the sins in ourselves… when we are searching for fault in others we might commit a greater sin….

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  9. Frank Hubeny
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 10:48:32

    It does seem like a “dis-ease” that causes all of those things to happen.

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  10. Charmed Chaos
    Jan 16, 2019 @ 08:29:20

    A cleverly composed poem Lynn.

    Reply

  11. Violet Lentz
    Jan 15, 2019 @ 21:07:43

    It’s all about realizing how very much a like we really are.. This was very clever..

    Reply

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