doug bentley

Rookie - 267 Points (11/25/51 / Edmonton, Canada)

A Canadian's Poem (3) - Poem by doug bentley

what i want to do is
spin poetry center stage
set humanities focus

send science slingshot to head

boil dry obscurity
of subconscious womb

shine laser-blind
of superconscious activity,

make movement first principle
morality fashionable

trample all
human security tramplers,

bring it all together
so that no one need ever

ever have to live in terror
ever ever ever again,

fortunate fellow canadian

you need never
toss and turn in bed
for you can ever

trust that stalwart guardian
at poetry's gate,

the english editor,

to save you
from ever having to taste
even one bloody drop of this-

not one word
will ever touch

your precious, sensitive eyes

Topic(s) of this poem: canada, modern

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Canadian's Poem (3) by doug bentley

  • Melvina Germain (10/16/2015 3:26:00 PM)

    Bringing the heart and soul to the page, telling it like it is, putting the truth out there poetically, what a marvelous gift...Fantastic poem, love it..... (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (4/26/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    boil dry obscurity
    of subconscious womb
    Oh! What powerful lines and what a wonderful poem on the power of poetry.! ! Pithy and piercing! !
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 26, 2016

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