Anthony Weir

Rookie (13th September 1941)

Deviants - Poem by Anthony Weir

In just one respect they tend to deviate.
In other ways they earnestly collaborate,
conform depressingly.
The same is true of dissidents and poets.

Almost every day I feel that I'm
the only person who's awake,
while other people are sleepwalking
the world to nightmare:
the long, bad time for poetry
now born of its dung.

The trickle of blood is time
('O ancient, crimson curse! ')
Surviving birth was my third crime.

Although the 'Nuclear Winter'
would have been the gentler way
to kill the world we fundamentally resent,
the Bible-blood of history
and very recent history has shown
that war is justifiable
only to unreason and testosterone.

Comments about Deviants by Anthony Weir

  • (8/8/2006 4:29:00 PM)

    Making such a good point is one thing - making it this well earns you a 10 from me and a lot of respect too.
    Anna xxx
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  • (8/8/2006 2:56:00 PM)

    I hear you Anthony and we all hear each other but we seem to like war. I hate it but the majority of us seem to enjoy inflicting pain. I liked this poem alot mate stay awake we still have a slim chance of saving this stupid collective we own.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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