Slam Sunday: “Cynthia” by Jonah Hill

Slam poetry. Yelling! Angry! Waving my hands a lot. Specific point of view on things!

Ooooh my gosh.

Yes, I know it’s not a “slam poem”, but it was a hard week and I just want to spread a little joy. What brings more joy than parody?

Photo0022

This.

Fine, point taken. But it’s still funny.

 

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frankenstein

The Monster You Made

The monster you made wades in the river

Outside a small German Town.

I crushed the flowers in my hands,

Petals scattered to the ground.

 

Outside a small German Town

Innocence wafted away on the summer breeze,

Petals scattered to the ground.

Father forgive me, I know not what I did.

 

Innocence wafted away on the summer breeze,

I crushed the flowers in my hands,

Father forgive me, I know not what I did.

The monster you made wades in the river.

Hymns for the Bastards: Six.

And I knew then that when he emptied himself down my throat without asking

He did it so that I would have a vessel for my hatred

Something to smash against a facsimile of his face when I became too full of someone else’s unhappiness

Too full to do much more than lay on my bed and blood let

I must get the venom out before I poison my world from the inside out

He was a leech that took my life,

An incubus in a Trivium tee shirt,

I have killed you over and over and still you will not die!

You are a cockroach staining my best shoes with your guts

And then telling me that you didn’t crawl under my skin and lay your eggs

I hear them hatching when I see you smiling,

I can feel them scratching,

Scratching.

Slam Sunday: “People You May Know” by Kevin Kantor

When my rapist showed up under the “People You May Know” tab on Facebook, it felt like the closest to a crime scene that I’ve ever been.

…No was a flock of sleeping sheep sitting in my mouth and now I know the wolf’s middle name.

My selected quotes do not do this poem justice. Check it out and see the all-too-common pain of sexual assault and abuse victims on the internet.

 

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