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Short Rant For The Politically Correct

RaynRoberts is found in print and online at Rattle, Rattapallax, Retort Magazine, The Sow's Ear Review, Voices in Wartime, PoetsWest, Thunder Sandwich, The Pedestal Magazine, Void Magazine, Poet's Corner in Fieralingue and many others. He appears in four anthologies. In 2006, Evolving Editions Press in New York included him in its "Illuminations" series. His newest book, “Of One and Many Worlds,” from Poetic Matrix Press came out in August 2006. In 2003 he published "Jazz Cocktails & Soapbox Songs". He is the author of “The Fires of Spring”, a collection of Buddhist poems written in South Korea where he teaches English to university students. Visit his web site.

What is it with politically correct poetry people
Who tell us in pontifical tones, "No one wants
A sermon in poetry, preachy is a cardinal sin."

I was raised a good Catholic boy who gave
Godzilla-Nuns all the hell I could muster,
They beat prayer and sermon into me so I say

I have a right to give a few back and if
You don't like it then don't listen, take your
Sermon on proper poetry, go on, walk on

And don't let the temple door hit you in the ass.

Published July 2007


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