Simone Inez Harriman

Gold Star - 27,998 Points (03/05/1959 / New Zealand)

A Full Blood Moon - Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

Zealot, I hear your heart is lost to them
Death resides in your hateful opinions
With toxic blame and killing floor speeches
Switchblade slick words that flick swift to murder
Snick back so smoothly into bigotry
Bloodlust shines brightly in my young son's eyes
As you lay tombstones of segregation
You grow audiences of snarling wolves
While you erect your church upon our graves

Topic(s) of this poem: bigotry, hate, inhumanity, racism


Comments about A Full Blood Moon by Simone Inez Harriman

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/28/2018 11:28:00 PM)

    This poem is really very lovely poem revisiting this values more to paint the imagery of this poem in mind. (Report)Reply

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (4/28/2018 2:20:00 AM)

    A powerful strong and poetically hard hitting poem against bigotry and racism which all must and should hate. I like your vocab and admirable phrasings. Kudos.

    Pleez do write your thoughts under my newest poem too, titled, dark skinned vs fair skin, I would love to hear your views
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  • Bri Edwards (4/7/2018 11:28:00 PM)

    (continued) ... i think you have no sons, so that wouldn't make sense. not that poets always write accounts about their own lives!
    favorite lines [especially due to fine alliterations]:
    Switchblade slick words that flick swift to murder
    Snick back so smoothly into bigotry
    to MyPoemList bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (4/7/2018 11:28:00 PM)

    Bloodlust shines brightly in my young son's eyes......? ? ? this poem, i assume, is about something important to you. how about some Poet's Notes to help this lost soul/reader, ..........ME? ok! I'M NOT completely lost here, and the topics listed sure aim in the direction i felt to poem was trying to lead me AGAINST. BUT.......the line about young son's eyes confounds me. who is my young son? ? (continued) ... (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/7/2018 7:39:00 PM)

    So wonderfully and astutely this poem has been inscribed on inhumanity. These lines as quoted below have a heartrendering inscription.
    Switchblade slick words that flick swift to murder
    Snick back so smoothly into bigotry
    Bloodlust shines brightly in my young son's eyes...
    Great work. Thanks.
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  • Kostas Lagos (4/7/2018 1:58:00 PM)

    What a powerful poem! Superb! (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (4/5/2018 5:24:00 PM)

    Into my list of fav poems as well. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (4/5/2018 5:23:00 PM)

    Simone, if you posted these poems anonymously I would know in a heartbeat who wrote them. You have such an individual, striking, stunning style. The impact of this piece is propelled by such phrases as - -] killing floor speeches / Switchblade slick words that flick swift to murder / Snick back so smoothly into bigotry. This is the stuff of great artistry in poets blessed with talent, imagination, a hard work ethic, and soul. 10+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/4/2018 9:12:00 PM)

    Zealots are still active in cover of all the religions. their actual religion is hate, inhumanity and racism. Great poem my great friend! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2018 1:54:00 PM)

    Very powerful. Yes, bigots are made, often carefully crafted. Those who undertake the endeavour often do so by drawing in 'believers' who feel a need or want to be part of some mythical tradition. Sadly, those graves have a useful purpose. A great poem, Simone, and right to myfavourites. (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (4/4/2018 5:38:00 AM)

    The poetry was done in such shape, that you really know how to build it, the meaning that you placed in every line also has boldly highlighted, and Simone you always know how to write...its just your way, own way to say! (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (4/4/2018 4:20:00 AM)

    The Zealots of power profess great things from the pulpit, but act out without any humanity! There is hatred and bigotry in them and this can lead to war, rebellion and bloodshed making even the moon turn red! A very powerful write, Simone! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    Greed is corruption as corruption is greed. There is grey area concrete in its structure. But, as is always the way of hope, the grass grows through any tiny crack or cranny and will not be stopped. Unstoppable Is Gods Will and love will win through ALWAYS. Stand and see his grace. Amazing inspiring write Simone. (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Brookes (4/4/2018 2:01:00 AM)

    The power in this poem is extraordinary The church held up to critical view whilst neither gainsaying or agree with is religiosity. Dark and yet there also is a flicker of light A very atmospheric poem the punchy last line While you erect your church upon our graves drives the final nail into organise religion A great write best I have read in a long time 10 ++ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    And they are aplenty in this world,
    reason no longer hold sway
    and their conscience hidden away,
    their oratory skill holds the crowd in awe
    while their venom intoxicates all
    Wow! this is a powerful write and the message hit me hard. Your eloquence made it a compelling read. Thanks Simone.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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