Trumped

“Edna's here.” “Oh, god, again?”
“To show you how to change your
Life. Eight decades in a tiny town
A little north of Helena has given her
The confidence to tell you that your
'Open-mindedness,' in fact, is all
The devil needs to drag you into
Hell. Consort with queers and
Liberals, with Asians, and with
Women who don't closely crop
Their body hair, and you'll find
Yourself damned. It's clear, but
Come back to the church, and tell
Your wife (yes, me) that she should
Stay at home to raise and school
The children, and the path to
Paradise, though thorny, will again
Be open. Pray to god. Reject
Corruption. Uphold all the values
Which once made this sinful country
Great, she'll tell you.” “Can't you
Say I've died, or, better yet, is there
A way to hasten her demise?”




Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-05-25 at 03:24

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F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
The last line says it all lol This type of individual always strikes me as a gross caricature of all the worst a human can be. But it's actual reality. I hope this Edna isn't one you have to endure personally, 'cause if you do, you have my greatest sympathies! Well-written, thanks.
2021-05-28


poetic pilgrim The PoetBay support member heart!
Open-mindedness,' in fact, is all
The devil needs to drag you into
Hell.
indeed, everything is IN everything
let's drop the barriers
2021-05-26


Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Perhaps you could somehow shock her into an early demise, Larry. Excellent poem, very much enjoyed :>)
2021-05-25