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Danny Draper

(14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

He


He
Dived willfully into Pandora's box
Through mucilaginous theist pox
And mythological non sequitur of
Idioms and home spun truths that
Nowhere clung to fact or proof
To stroke the ego, but repellent
It stood proud and resplendent in
Clitorial sartorial enduring elegance.

Prize of passion, rape or spite
Fathers whom had thrust to bore
Seeding troops to infinite wars
Over aeons guarded a future as
Ideological amorphous creature,
Tongued at wounds e'er agape
Consumed by blood lust's in-escape
Cunnilingus as child at teet
This mother, lover, pod of seed,
Spurned and nurtured child at play
Curse of fellows desires betrayed,
This mother of sons, lover of men
Calmer of brutes, risker of violence
Keeper of days in youth fell period,
Cycle of Moon and menstrual tide
Offerings made and life imbibed
To endure and rage as sacrifice,
Birthing screams or still-born dread
Crushed corpses of battles spent
And sanity in depression rent.

Nurturing wounds encircling arms
Dearest boy to crumpled old men
Selfless haven sphere from harm,
She is Gaia, our gut touched ken
Our warm last breath, lip cooled sip
Partner of great, fail or grace
A final kiss, last sad embrace,
Sanctuary to retreat and wait
Confidante or to mediate
Conquest of minds to meditate,
Despised, violated, abhorred and adored
She cautious leads the minds of man
Cooks and cleans and suffers rows
Nurses nightmares and fevered brows,
Belligerence and his vengeful bent
Keeper of days by lives long spent.

Weak and bitch, godess on high,
Conflicted, man from woman cast
Desires future, but covets the past,
Learned to speak but fears to learn
Fights as yore, o'er and o'er,
Since time in memorial came into be
On desperate embattled lands,
Cries out through his tormented last,
Her name, til death sets him free
And he passes as he first set out, on
A journey set with
She.

Danny Draper 28/9/2013

Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Sunday, October 06, 2013

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  • Anthony Di''anno (10/4/2013 8:51:00 AM)

    Powerful Danny,

    really powerful and it is true that this world lacks the feminine principle and those who would keep it. Each one of us is born of male and female. We spend our lives fighting one over the other. Corrupted through the mainstream media and entertainment industry. We pass this on and like a virus it spreads propaganda against love and truth. Men are no longer able to mix their muscles with feminine thoughts or principles.

    Builders are builders, nurses are girls etc.

    I think it is really sad that men believe aggression makes them men. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (10/1/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    A powerful write Danny, I could sense the passion in this. She, the feminine principle, can never be denied. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/1/2013 1:38:00 AM)

    Despised, violated, abhorred and adored
    She cautious leads the minds of man
    Cooks and cleans and suffers rows
    Nurses nightmares and fevered brows,
    Belligerence and his vengeful bent
    Keeper of days by lives long spent.

    Often, this is the plight of women... She needs to be better understood! Danny, through this poem, you have brought out the male -female relationship in all its erratic propensities! A great poem and this deserves a10 (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (9/30/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Loved this Danny. Intense and filled with woe is how I saw this. It made me think of Marian Faithful and her mother (and all the other women) when the invading armies took over the town they lived in ww1 they raped every women (apparently) and it affected them so deeply. The trials of the opposites is how I understood this piece. Thanks fella. Karen (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (9/29/2013 12:17:00 AM)

    No holds barred with this one Danny! Certainly a memorable poem and just by using the computer right now I'm adding to Gaia's woes. (Report) Reply

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