Me? Goth?

April 20, 2005 at 10:10 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok, this definitely isn’t one of my finer writing moments, but since I’m keeping all my writing in one place, I figure this has to be included. I just entered it into a Jane Magazine contest to win a collection of best selling books. The topic had to be “Why I need a little more Goth in my Life,” and it couldn’t be more than 5 sentences long. Here goes…

Ahh, Goth, the land of ebony eyeliner and heavy combat boots, not to mention the “I Dare You” mentality. Why do I need a little more, you ask? Black eyeliner hides bags brought on by spending the night next to a puking six-year-old, heavy boots make ‘putting your foot down’ much more intimidating, and ohh that mentality works wonders on eight-year-old boys who stoop to pick on those who are smaller and more innocent than they. Mothers everywhere could use a little more Goth, I say. Our children may thank us for it.

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Untitled

April 20, 2005 at 3:07 am (Uncategorized)

Eyes galore,
ever waiting
for one slip,
one offense,
one appearance of evil.
Watching for the moment
to judge,
convict,
roll skyward
and declare
foreknowledge.
Unaware of the trespasses
being flaunted
under guise of
protection and piety.
Having read and forgotten
that
mercy
triumphs
over judgment.

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Thinking of a Title

April 2, 2005 at 6:31 am (Uncategorized)

And I’ve found, really,
that the lack of words speaks volumes,
the absence of an embrace,
a smile given
with just enough hesitation.
The casual glances away
in the middle
of what one of us considered
an emotional breakthrough.
All that it takes to create
enough self doubt,
bitterness,
and eventually,
the strength
not
to
care.

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