By dwells

Post-coital youth, the vulgar truth
You never had a chance
Gonadic spume, ecstatic doom
Amusement in your pants

While on her back, a stealth attack
Asleep, she never woke
Her branches split, the fires lit
With each imagined stroke

Another came with seeds of shame
A conquest to renew
Beneath her dress, the weeds confess
You fled like morning dew

You hesitate to pollinate
A bloom without a stem
Your roots are gone, beneath the lawn
The pruning shears condemn

Oh native son, your race is done
(you never heard the starting gun)

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Copyright 2017 dwells
Published on Friday, November 17, 2017.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

felt like writing something abstract...
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  • sheff On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, sheff (115)By person wrote:

    The last stanza is a powerful blow. Bold, solid piece

  • Cassette On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Cassette (1144)By person wrote:

    that ending was so impressive.

  • A former member wrote: This was brilliant.

  • Divine hell On Monday, November 20, 2017, Divine hell (249)By person wrote:

    I liked the last two lines it gave the poem a nice finish, nicely written and thanks for sharing.

  • Phalanx On Friday, November 17, 2017, Phalanx (679)By person wrote:

    I guess some of that's true but, you never measure yourself by accomplishments of other men, nor timeline. I haven't done bad for the shape I'm in.

  • dwells On Friday, November 17, 2017, dwells (4284)By person wrote:

    Mo, Jerry, BfP, and Drea! Many thanks my friends and I apologize profusely for mixing my metaphors, but the closing lines were just too good to lie dormant. Cheers all! - Dan

  • molock On Friday, November 17, 2017, molock (314)By person wrote:

    this is profound in so many was, not to mention clever as hell. this is why you're the master dwells .....i saw Darwinism in your tags, then i remembered that i have to pick up some bananas from the market. love ya brother, peace! - m0

  • Jerry stiles On Friday, November 17, 2017, Jerry stiles (251)By person wrote:

    Great write dwells,,always good brotherrrrr,,,

  • Drea On Friday, November 17, 2017, Drea (1443)By person wrote:

    For me the 4th stanza was pretty perfect. I'm always taken aback by how damn clever and intelligent your writes are. As I was reading this i found myself thinking about Darwinism, only to see it as one of your tags. Dan, this was good.

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