Southern Hyporcites

Southern Hyporcites

A Poem by Raven Starhawk

Hypocritical imbeciles, terminate your flapping tongue

Have you neglected accountabilities you have surmounted?

Profess to have merits, ethical or pious dogmas, doctrines

Feigns some enviable or visibly sanctioned arrogance

Especially in your private being, sentiments, or declarations that belie your public statements.


© 2013 Raven Starhawk



Author's Note

Raven Starhawk
I would like to personally dedicate this poem to my husband's hypocritical family who hail from Alabama and Kentucky. One who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16). "The hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as it is rendered in Jer. 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes. By the way I am only quoting the Bible so in case they read this they can maybe have some sort of understanding.

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This is the kind of poems that I truly support! People should know what its like before they do all talking and sometimes backbiting. Great poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Powerful write, my friend! I love the way you let your emotions flow into words!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Wow! Lady...you really tell it like it is! And that's why I love being your friend. And I hate hypocrisy too!

You write very powerfully and effectively!

Posted 4 Years Ago


WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
I assume every reader would have some one in their lives to whom they would dedicate this power packed poem. I do. The word-play is fantastic. Well written.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Raven, you really nailed hypocrates with this one. I have a few I'd like to dedicate this to as well. I love your writing. You are amazing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I consider this piece as your statement based on your personal experience.
You have generalized the presence of hypocrites in all societies of the world.
Very well penned.
In this context,I like to share my experience of Kentucky acquired through my
reading of 'Passion & Prejudice: A Family Memoir' written by Sallie Bingham (Author) long ago.
Thank you Raven for sharing your feelings

Posted 4 Years Ago


I like this and I like you lady! Will you to be friends?

Posted 4 Years Ago


I can feel the emotions here....
very fine done; poetically...and sadly hyprocites exist everywhere...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I know several people in my own extended family who shall be nameless who this also applies to. Right on!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hell yeah. Never hold back Raven!!!!! Good for you!!! This piece stands right next to my "you're no different to me" piece. F****n POZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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