Ryan John Payne

Rookie - 107 Points (New Mexico, United States)

Hypocrisy Cake - Poem by Ryan John Payne

Modern society devised a new recipe called the hypocrisy cake,
And they claim that it's quite delicious.
Only the truly unorthodox and insurgent are allowed to partake:
Their ingredients are somewhat suspicious.
Distempered exhibitionists waltz wildly onto the world's stage,
Attempting to expedite their own wishes.
Each candy-coated cymbal is abundantly discordant in its wake:
The saccharin still sounds too seditious.
Crimes are only crimes if they affront the privileged of state:
Conversely, though, they are capricious.
A refusal to reciprocate is fair exchange in sanctuary conclaves,
But reprobates have become quite malicious.
The forthright and chivalrous, opposed by a malevolent stalemate,
Find sugar-coated quandaries are repetitious.
Therefore, I will never partake of this obnoxious hypocrisy cake,
Because I cannot venerate anything fictitious.

Topic(s) of this poem: cake, crime, hypocrisy, society

Form: Dramatic Monologue

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I read an online article that inspired this poem. I felt that I needed to respond with a poetic rebuttal.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2015

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