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Riotous Defiance

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Riotous Defiance

The poison has been applied again,
the blade has cut deep,
Each branch is gnarled;
my leaves are few,

my thorns grow large,
my flowers small,
So what if I am the weed?
The uncultured peasant,

the bastard flower. 
Do you blame me for
Cursing at the rose, or
Whining about the Iris,

Shadowing above the pansy?
Should I not push my roots deep? 
Show my face to the sun ?
Am I not of god too?

Yet the gardeners hand holds
no compassion, his eyes give no love, 
His speeches of plucking
And cultivating is not

for inspiring the culled.
So piss on the gardener! 
I‘ll Shove my roots deeper, 
and pray for more thorns.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Awesome use of metaphores and one brilliant poem Hugs Anne

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well written poetry being featured this week Darrel. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Awee..Darrel, interesting and thought provoking... , thank you for sharing your wonderful poem, Good night*PD

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 6:52:00 PM
    Direct and well written! "Am I not of God too", that alone is poetic genius! I have to fave this for its originality and depth!

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    Date: 10/26/2012 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I went to look for some more of your writes. Please post; I like your mind!
  1. Date: 10/26/2012 2:01:00 PM
    You write really well - thank you for sharing your poem. - Welcome to P-Soup, have fun with poems. :) Hope your weekend will be beautiful!! Anne-Lise :)