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


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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damn, you do it everytime bro. Another great write from a wise man. I hope the people are listening because what you have to say needs to be heard

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very powerful and emotional my favorite line is

"Another w***e bath in a life where the words are eating away at my soul."


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is quite a tribute to anyone who has struggled with these issues.. You've penned the emotions and truths well..xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is powerfully written....it's sad that some are forced to kill innocent men and women..No prisnors? To some, death could be freedom, but I think one of a crime should have the choice to die or not. This also reminds me of a World War 2 piece....
Some men are murderers, but they deserve a chance of choice.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I kill no more, I woke up, I saw and in prison bonds and called a coward, but im no longer for hire

Understood your words, no true christian will fire a gun or kill

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an amazing analogy of well many things in my mind i found it very intriging

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Powerful write. Soldiers...are not freedom fighters, they're paid employees of the government, hired men of those who are powerful and or wealthy enough to wage wars.

"One more w***e bath for a man drowning in useless words.
Forced to accept for a few pennies."

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is a powerful write Coyote! You managed to analyse different levels of the problem or aka 'w***e baths'. Individuality is something we're losing quickly as time progresses. This is truly vindicated in your thoughtful piece.
BE YOUR OWN MAN. That's what this screams to me...well-written and vividly described Coyote. This was absolutely necessary and you delivered this passionately well. Outstanding piece

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the flow of this narrative, it tells a vast and fascinating story in spare, shimmering words.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this poem is tremendous and something that needed to be written. Well done poet.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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