petulance (contains some strong language)

“go fuck your jesus”,
i said with an upturned lip -
he gave me a strange glare,
a very petulant look,
very unfitting and unbecoming
of his flawless black suit and tie
(he looked almost as if
he was about to spit in my face -
can’t say i’d blame him if he did)


Poetry by Thomas Perdue The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2014-02-13 at 01:27

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Rob Graber
Angry and ambivalent both at once: I like it! the last line gives this write wings...

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
hihi here I am again but this time through twitter I got to read some more about the word fuck :D!

"While ‘fuck’ existed in English before then it was never used to mean rogering, instead it typically meant ‘to strike’ (which was, way-back-when, related to the word that became fuck because it’s a kind of hitting…). Anything that appears earlier is most likely to be the use of fuck to mean ‘to strike’."

Seems to me that the uncomfortable thing about people who believe in evangelism is that they often seem either angry (as your man with the flawless suit and tie was) or very very sad and worried unless everybody in the world believes what they have chosen to believe. If there's just one person who doesn't accept it, then maybe it's possible--just possible--that it's not true and that's a problem for him. Unfortunately, that will never happen, so they go about feeling something's not quite awry--or with petulance. Liked the poem very much.

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
Oh woops I forgot and not only that, you are already your own judge, jury and executioner"can’t say i’d blame him if he did" :) Yeah I was very strict and unforgiving with myself before nowadays I strive to find inner balance instead of perfection and I am done writing now:)

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
Isn't it odd?That the use of "strong language" actually describes someone's weakest and most defenseless moment but one must feel very strong in order to leave one's self to the mercy of someone else's judgement. Note what I did there? -> used the word mercy and judgement in the same sentence:D! Wooho:p :) and isn't it what jesus did? Left himself at the mercy of Pontius Pilate who in his turn "washed his hands" when the crowd refused to relent. Isn't it what you do here? Leave yourself at the mercy of your readers and commentators(the crowd)? Thank you for giving me this head scratcher:)

Sounds far removed from your faith journey years ago at the turn of the century. I have always meant to ask you how that is coming along, your spiritual life, that is. ☺