Is it a poem yet?

anger management

Hmmm… let me delete the angst and reframe this rant about Bush.

I wish he had turned to recovery, instead of to religion. There is a lot to be said for a generic god.

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4 Responses to Is it a poem yet?

  1. msmanhattan says:

    almost. you definitely have the angst for a poem


  2. sleepinghill says:

    Msmanhattan, thanks, I needed that.


  3. msmanhattan says:

    why did you delete the angst? potent feelings illustrated by equally powerful words are always the best ones.

    like one my favorites by sylvia plath:
    “Dirge for a Joker

    Always in the middle of a kiss
    Came the profane stimulus to cough;
    Always from the pulpit during service
    Leaned the devil prompting you to laugh.

    Behind mock-ceremony of your grief
    Lurked the burlesque instinct of the ham;
    You never altered your amused belief
    That life was a mere monumental sham.

    From the comic accident of birth
    To the final grotesque joke of death
    Your malady of sacrilegious mirth
    Spread gay contagion with each clever breath.

    Now you must play the straight man for a term
    And tolerate the humor of the worm.”

    i do like the painting and the accompanying revised term “generic god”


  4. rick mobbs says:

    Msmanhattan, thanks for taking the time to illustrate your very useful thoughts. i deleted the angst because i was (am) new to blogging and was suffering from self-consciousness and wanted to remove my tracks, i guess. cowardly artist.

    the poem – and i love it – perfectly illustrates your point, but also points to her creativity, and skill, and craft. there is a lot to aspire to there.

    thanks for coming back to visit and leaving the poem and the comment.


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