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 11 Years Ago


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You have poured out quite the emotion here. There is so much to say here. You expressed the feelings well.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The emotion you poured out in this piece is phenomenal. Very thought provoking and its points out the fine line between mercenary and murderer.
It amazes me how killing can be justified in war, religion, and innocents are just unfortunate casualties.
(sorry i went into a rant:)
(I believe the same things exist in corporate America from the top of the rung to the lowest job.)
-kelli

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Once again you have shown the hard choices we ask of our soldiers and the stress they must face. I thought the imagery in the "blood song" shower was particularly effective.


Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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This is awesome :D

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very good write! clearly stated what you want to say in your write.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I feel as the speaker is following a path he/she regreted choosing and feels stained with guilt. however wants to correct these mistakes.
great piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

there's more to the storm brewing under the calm....something true, and overflowing with intense reactions....all in all, excellent.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Have you ever know that Jezebel.. owns that lustful spirit.. and invades the minds..But I wonder who is this person.. and seduction is not a temptation...love your poem
I sense.. lot's of anger.. here

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

great job!!! this piece hits the cord of wisdom. wisdom itself its not gain by mare coincidence. it is gain trough experience and failures. thanks for sharing!!!

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One more w***e bath for a man drowning in useless words.

that was an awesome line. thi was really good. your writing is so real. fantastic work.

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