The w***e bath

The w***e bath

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Sometime we must think and make wise decisions.

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The w***e bath
 
 Large shining teeth.
Telling me the way to heaven.
 
 I will find my way to paradise by the gift to his christian cause.
 His teeth seem to shine brighter.
 
His mumbling of a thousand words.
Leave me feeling dirty.
 
I get a damp cloth and wipe away the words of a greedy man.
 
 
 The captain tells me.
" I own you. "
 
"You do what I say.
Even  to death.
I'm in-charge."
 
 I try to wander away.
 But he keeps speaking.
 
I feel dirty and go to the latrine.
I get a damp cloth.
 
Another w***e bath in a life where the words are eating away at my soul.
 
 I sit in a classroom.
 The instructor asked me?
 
If I was ordered to kill.
Would I?
 
I tell him I would kill him first.
But my words become weaker with each second the instructor speaks.
 
 He shower me with his blood song and I began to understand.
 
The sweat pours down my face and I go to the bathroom.
 
One more w***e bath for a man drowning in useless words.
Forced to accept for a few pennies.
 
Beliefs only a mercenary could believe.
 
  Maybe if I was a high paid w***e.
 
 I could live with the things I must do.
 
 But nothing as bad as a cheap w***e.
 
                     Coyote
 
 



© 2011 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Two Soldiers in Iraq were told no prisoners. They killed two Iraq men. Is this a excuse to kill or a man who did not use wisdom?

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Wow.
I'm amazed at the skill used in this poem. The different levels of interpretation in it are reminiscent of some of the greatest classic poets. I see traces of Eliot and Dickinson in these lines, and that alone is impressive.
All of these different "w***e baths" are all tied together in their questions of morality, and it leaves the whole concept of it so mirky.
This appears to lie in the fact that neither the preacher, the teacher or the captain truly can see the truth. An amazing piece that I am happy to have the opportunity to have read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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this was a really deep poem. great job! i liked it

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

A very old poem. We must stand our ground for the right things or lose what we were.
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Posted 5 Years Ago


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A deep and powerful piece

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A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
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A poem to make us all think.......expertly done once again x

Posted 5 Years Ago


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You always amaze me with your incredible work. Please, never stop your voice. Never stop crying out against injustice.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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This leaves me pondering lots of things. A very well written poem and the note you wrote makes you also wonder if some soldiers are nothing more than w****s who have to do the biding of the ones who are over them. I am sure your miltary background brought you to write this too!

Posted 5 Years Ago


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wow that is powerful poetry - you have left me with a dry mouth as I ponder the question..we all have to make difficult decisions in life, what is right and what is wrong, is more demographic and time based..really this would not have been a problem even 100 years ago..even less than that..but we have become a race who embraces war but not death..I couldn't imagine that place those soliders found themselves in ..without all the facts I could condemn their decision..or agree with it..personally I think we are duped into war thinking that it is for the greater good but in fact it's a money making opportunity..we have to change the way we think about conflict before we can ever change it.. great poignant, clever, and interesting work

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have a marvelous way of telling stories through poetry. Each with meaning so deep and so relevent to our lives,thinking, living and being. Another excellent penned poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Your poem made this snot-nosed Civilian sit up and really pay attention. Too many thugs out there hiding behind the word 'Warrior'. Painfully few people know the true meaning of the word "honor'. I knew you understood, the first time I read your poetry.
Gracias, Amigo

I had forgotten that I reviewed 3 months ago, but words hit a person differently every time.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Nice write, i like the use of words.


~A Fallen Heroine~

Posted 6 Years Ago


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