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FILTH IN THE NAME OF ART

Some people use poetry to say ugly things;
Write filth and then call it art.
They expose all the sludge their mind can concoct,
And they think that this makes them look smart.

They think they're so cool, so with it, so smart,
Such worldly sophisticates,
When in truth they're telling all the world,
That they're base, depraved, mis-fits.

They expose the true nature of their way of life.
They think that this makes them so free.
They cannot see that they've sold their souls,
And they're slaves to debauchery.

For certain sex is a large part of life,
And holds an important spot;
But it's only one part and you haven't got much,
If in truth that's all that you've got.

Who really cares what you did last night;
Or who it was you did it with;
And for you to spread it abroad to all,
Cheapens and makes it no gift.

There is so much beauty and fun in this world,
And it's all there to taste and to savor.
How boring to live in a candy store,
And never taste more than one flavor.




People make fun of animals because they are so natural about their life and so unashamed,
but they are the only ones who have not sullied what God meant as a blessing.
They are the only ones who have remained just as God intended them to be.
We on the other hand destroy or dirty everything we touch and turn God's most intimate blessings into a dirty joke.It sure makes me tired.
Can anyone explain this to me?
Kind of gives the Scripture" The meek shall inherit the earth." new meaning doesn't it.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 1:28:00 PM
    I love this Judy,,, I wonder that all the time,,, every third - fourth word a cuss word,,, think that makes them look to be " big man on campus,,, awesome write ;}

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Agree...well written Judy! - Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/14/2012 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks AnneLise. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 6/2/2012 5:17:00 AM
    I have felt this way many times. Some of the things are not art, just pure filth...I don't call it love at all... Take care. Janet

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/14/2012 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Janet. God Bless, \JB
  1. Date: 6/1/2012 6:45:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your amazing writing this morning Judy. I hope you will continue to write and share your words with us. Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and love. Love, Carol

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/5/2012 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Carol. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 4:43:00 PM
    Judy, I don't know the answer, but I like the write..David

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/5/2012 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much David. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Hello, Judy... It does have a new meaning... wow... life, how it keeps changing... thank you for sharing..pd

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 6/14/2012 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much my friend. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Such sad truths are pervasive in society moreso today tha some years ago. I wonder why if captures so many; it doesn't enlighten or make anyone a better person. Sad but thoughtful! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 3:16:00 PM
    Freedom of speech. Some people aren't scared. A scared writer isn't a good writer. I'm different from my writer on a daily. The meek shall inherit the earth, but judgement is God's all alone....Very good write!