Neil Gray

Rookie (November 5th 1972. / Some hospital I think...can't remember...was very young at the time.)

Stupidity Is No Excuse. - Poem by Neil Gray

I've noticed
how people stare at you
almost crazed
if you walk through
this town
carrying books.

'Wait! ! ! !
What's this?
He's got books! ! !
What's going on?
What's happening here?

He's a fully grown man
for God's sake,
Why the books?

Perahps he's a mature student?
Yeah that's it! ! ! !
He must be at least 44.
(In fact I am 33 but the
years have tolled heavy
on me) .

But wait! ! !
He looks too unhealthy
and his clothes
are more rags
than rag-day.

My God.....

Perhaps he's a radical! ! ! !
A lousy free-thinker! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Trying to pollute our minds,

with ideals,
dogma, zealous religious poison! ! ! ! ! !

A TERRORIST! ! ! ! ! ! !
A GOD-DAMN JIHAD FREAK! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


So they side-step me,
shun me as if I'm some lepor
trying to reach out to them
and infect them
with my disease.

Ignorance is a sin,
I smile to myself,
and stupidity is no

Comments about Stupidity Is No Excuse. by Neil Gray

  • (6/2/2006 11:59:00 AM)

    WOW...U r sooo funny. I smile Almost everytime I read one of your poems..This one is GREAT! ! ! Good job. P.S. (Who r u?)
    Your new groupie...Smile
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  • (4/7/2006 8:40:00 AM)

    Ur right... stupidity is no excuse.. Great poem.... bravo... no one could have said it better.
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  • (4/7/2006 8:33:00 AM)

    Welcome to bohemia Neil! Don't tell everyone though, will you. Someone has to do the dirty work after Great poem of the sins of ignorance and the pleasures of artistry. 10 from smiling carefree Tai, bomb awaiting detination (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 7, 2006

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