The Cruel Cookie Cutter

The Cruel Cookie Cutter

A Poem by Naomi Bloom

A rebellion against rules and restrictions.


You can’t write a song or a poem

without being a slave to its form

It is no longer an outlet like it used to be

It is just a place to copy the people who used it as an outlet

Or to challenge them

But nevertheless not just simply for expressing what is inside you

What is inside me

are visions of mocking faces

turned backs

Upturned noses


I am the idiot

That is my archetype

I guess that would mean I act as a comic relief device

Except I’m not very funny

And I don’t find it funny that people laugh at 

someone struggling sizzling swerving crashing into the waves of misfortune

That didn’t make sense

So now people will discount my poem

Because it doesn’t make sense

It doesn’t follow the f*****g rules

And it doesn’t make sense of not making sense

Everyone must draw within the lines

Move within the cookie cutter

Fill it 

Soon they’ll be discussing me


I’ll never work with them again

Because I didn’t do the work

Oh, could any words be more cruel?

But it’s true

I deserve pain, death for betraying them so

But I did try to do it

Oh how I wanted to give a good first impression

But I didn’t prepare ahead of time

I didn’t manage my time

Such violent words

Blunt, yet sharp

© 2014 Naomi Bloom

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i agree with what you say in this poem about being a slave to form. i personally can't stand the rigid rules and form and pretension. people should be free to write the way the want to. poetry doesn't come to our minds in verse, at least not for me. who says free verse is not respectable. it's good that you can express exactly how some of us feel who can't articulate it ourselves. excellent job!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Naomi Bloom

10 Years Ago

Thank you. :)
I admire you for choosing such a deep topic whilst writing it so freely. Your words are catching and it made me feel that sadness and pain.

A little bit of advice, though; Don't rate it mature, 'cause you wouldn't be attracting much readers.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Naomi Bloom

11 Years Ago

Thank you! Ha, I thought there was something inappropriate in this poem but I guess not. I will ta.. read more

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Added on February 4, 2013
Last Updated on January 20, 2014
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Naomi Bloom

Ontario, Canada

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