Tobey A. Anderson

Rookie (4-23-69 / Iowa City, IA)

Warrior Poet - Poem by Tobey A. Anderson

Are you all just
a bunch of pussies,
or what?

How many love poems
about women
trees
and god
are you going to write
before you finally tell me
something new
or at least try to look
thru a different lens?

I admit I am guilty
of a wasted word
or a thousand
but beneath all my shit
some roses still bloom.

You may have a book out now
and maybe you would have had a book
a hundred years ago
but I can’t help notice
it’s written
so that it will nicely fit
on either shelf.

Where is the fire from the tongue
that isn’t just construction paper flame?

Where the angst
expressed in sophisticated curses
that illuminate the worth
of the shadow
behind the page?

Of all the young geniuses
and all the wise sages
where are those
that really have words
that are worthy
and not just another waste of ink.

How many trees will you sacrifice
before the death
isn’t just pulpy remains?

My god people!
Where is your passion? ! !
Where is the rebellion? !
Where did all the warrior-poets go? !

If you really want to know
and are daring enough to buy me
enough beer,

I’ll show you.

Just remember
only suicidal assholes
bring butter knives
to a gunfight.


Comments about Warrior Poet by Tobey A. Anderson

  • (4/16/2006 5:10:00 PM)


    pretty cool and fierce, im not exactly sure where i place in the classic poet v.s. warrior poet battle though : -/
    warm regards, ~Dana~
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  • Theorem Thetruthserum (4/16/2006 4:01:00 PM)


    pretty cool...I am a warrior poet I guess you can say but I also write about the normal poetic stuff. I write what I feel and that is what being a poet is all about. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 16, 2006



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