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BULLSHIT! SONNETS by BOKE

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{1/7}

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {1 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{1_01} "The [fun is] over, and he's gone to church,"

{1_02} a minion says of Eastwood in "Joe Kidd"

{1_03} as I flip channels -- not in vain -- to search

{1_04} for clever op'ning lines to pop the lid ...

 
{1_05} ... of this week's box of verse. That film line hits

{1_06} a note some may be humming after all

{1_07} the scripture I've been spouting. "Hope he quits

{1_08} that preaching 'fore his Nielsen ratings fall."

 
{1_09} I hear you thinking, though it's quite a joke

{1_10} to ponder ratings for a sonnet patch

{1_11} that's sprouted 'mongst the weeds to take a poke

{1_12} at ev'rything -- poetic shooting match ...

 
{1_13} ... with "LIFE ON EARTH" as "they" claim it to be.

{1_14} What shall Boke bap tonight? Stay tuned; Let's see.

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {2 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{2_01} THE NEWS: The "Partial BIrth" foes have prevailed

{2_02} (at least in Congress / Dubya's rubber stamp).

{2_03} The "Christian Right" is crowing they've derailed

{2_04} the evil "Pro Choice" train: Red signal lamp.

 
{2_05} "PRO LIFE" (backed by a 'Christian' president

{2_06} and by abortion-clinic terrorists)

{2_07} "will set God's words, and firmly overprint

{2_08} all lib'ral laws." They shout with cross-gripped fists.

 
{2_09} They've framed the battle as LIFE versus DEATH --

{2_10} assuming "we all know" that LIFE is best.

{2_11} And "since we know" that God's own holy breath

{2_12} blows in "LIFE's" favor, "we should know" the rest.

 
{2_13} They act like "LIFE" is something Jesus praised.

{2_14} Their choice of "LIFE," tonight, be reappraised.

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {3 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{3_01} "PRO LIFE" in Christian mouths is BULLSHIT prime.

{3_02} A fetishizing of what Christ dismissed

{3_03} if what you're talking 'bout is WORLDLY TIME.

{3_04} IF YOU LOVE LIFE on earth, then you have missed ...

 
{3_05} ... the point Christ made in Mark 8:35.

{3_06} And in John chapter 6, verse 63.

{3_07} Yes, clever hermenuticists can jive

{3_08} most any line with what they want to see.

 
{3_09} But "PRO LIFE" Christians don't quote Christ at all.

{3_10} Especially his words that might upend

{3_11} this world, as is: They squeeze God in a ball

{3_12} of human rationality -- defend ...

 
{3_13} ... all slaughter to protect the sacred LIFE

{3_14} of unborn babes, Americans, their wife.

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {4 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{4_01} So take that "PRO LIFE" BULLSHIT down to hell

{4_02} and savor it with Satan, deadly prince

{4_03} of life's time dispensation -- Hear the knell

{4_04} to summon those on hell's side of the fence ...

 
{4_05} ... for celebration of Osama's crime

{4_06} and Dubya's demons' joyous ante up.

{4_07} As Satan smiles -- his projects all on time.

{4_08} YES, "PRO LIFE" CHRISTIANS, pour a steaming cup ...

 
{4_09} ... of blood from innocents you have destroyed

{4_10} by your world-loving BULLSHIT and your votes

{4_11} supporting demon candidates deployed

{4_12} as if they were Christ's sheep, not Satan's goats.

 
{4_13} While visiting hell's table, look around

{4_14} at all the other "Christians" you have found.

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {5 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{5_01} "BUT WHAT ABOUT the unborn lives we spare?"

{5_02} they say escaping out hell's kitchen door.

{5_03} You mean those would-be humans without hair,

{5_04} or breath, or what makes humans "something more"?

 
{5_05} A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT. Imagine this:

{5_06} A human baby born, but fast asleep.

{5_07} Imagine 60 years like that -- they miss

{5_08} all loving interaction. Not a peep ...

 
{5_09} ... 'till one day, "IT" wakes up. "WHO" would that be?

{5_10} Do human cells a human being make?

{5_11} This human-shaped thing is a tragedy,

{5_12} but not a human being now awake.

 
{5_13} (I don't expect that case to change the minds

{5_14} of those with their heads wedged up their behinds.)

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {6 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{6_01} I've split my argument along two roads

{6_02} (or three, or four, depending how you steer).

{6_03} Not truly "arguments," but rather goads

{6_04} to make you jerk the wheel -- from ruts jump clear.

 
{6_05} The media-induced ruts that constrain

{6_06} the possibilities democracy

{6_07} envisions -- but now, sadly, on the wane

{6_08} as BULLSHIT's mixed with TRUTH quite equally ...

 
{6_09} ... without good mediation in the news.

{6_10} This journalistic failure is the cause

{6_11} of my "uncivil" lines, my sonnet blues.

{6_12} Restoring BALANCE now means breaking laws ...

 
{6_13} ... that Cicero said speakers must obey.

{6_14} "Propriety" cannot now save the day.

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FLESH WORSHIPPERS {7 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{7_01} IN PARIS she sees "7" and takes note:

{7_02} "You've saved the seventh sonnet just for me?

{7_03} Sir Knight, before I let you cross my moat

{7_04} again, there are six guys I must go see ...

 
{7_05} ... One out of seven is the time you get.

{7_06} Since that is how you allocate your lines.

{7_07} Six times as much to sermonizing fret

{7_08} than to delicious kisses and French wines."

 
{7_09} She's teasing me, but still she's getting dressed

{7_10} instead of taking off my armor plate.

{7_11} I playfully anoint one perfect breast

{7_12} as "Titty of the Day," but it's too late ...

 
{7_13} She's out the door to spend some time alone.

{7_14} I know that she'll be back. She left her phone.

Boke - comment

BABELFISH HAIKU REVIEW

Je suis un Chrétien.

Et il est irritant ...

... ce que quelques
    "Chrétiens" disent.



LIMERICK REFRAME (NOT!)

Sweet Cow is ignoring my tirade.

She says choc'late milk
        will more per-suade ...

... Bush voters to change

their pasture. Free-range ...

... is better than grass
          where BULL POOP's laid.
{smile}

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