John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

A Social Taboo - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

I'm troubled by a social taboo
That prevents me from showing my love to you.
I love your smile and angelic face
But if I acted - what a disgrace!
They'd be down on me like a ton of bricks
Because you're only a child of six.
What these sad morons don't realise
Is that I'm entranced by your innocent eyes,
It's purely aesthetic, not a matter of sex -
I understand hoe this might perplex
Some servant of God with his rigid belief,
But his witness to us is a message of grief!
I never grew up, I'm still just a child
And your virginal heart will remain undefiled.
The sad priest is sick and will go to Hell -
Here he comes mumbling and ringing his bell!

Listen to this poem:

Comments about A Social Taboo by John Thorkild Ellison

  • Valerie Dohren (4/19/2012 10:57:00 AM)

    Wonderful, well written and well rhymed. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

[Report Error]