get back, cavepeople

the hollowing out –

those sneaky,

serrated lies,

the one sided skies

raining entitled cries

of urgency falling

on friends’ patient ears

your _____ ego turned

on a lathe made of tears?/fears?/arrears? what is it today?

get back in your cave

so illumined by you

poor me in the dark

my ‘old fashioned’ world view

of love and respect

so twisted and skewed

by humanity’s addiction

to $%$@ingΒ  up any ideology for its own disgusting selfish power plays

wait, you’ve got me so sad

I messed up the meter…

but I’ll try really hard

to fit in something like peter


as in,



  1. Reply

    Have that cave people. A good and clever piece of poetry. There is a great skill Vanessa in turning anger into humour and a piece of poetry like this.


    1. Reply

      Oh I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you! πŸ™‚
      I was sad when I started, then cheered myself up when I thought of the title haha and it changed the tone for the way I wrote the rest. It was a stream, rather therapeutic πŸ˜‰


      1. Reply

        You’re very welcome. The Dubbo Junior Wizards–you had to cast a spell to join. I could wave my wand about, but that was about it. I kept applying, hoping that a stray rabbit, duck, or whatever would just turn up at the right moment. πŸ’


    1. Reply

      Thanks so much! It was very satisfying writing this, I will admit. πŸ˜€
      I was thinking about loading some spoken word, but I had trouble loading a recording I did, and I am not sure what I have done wrong. When I have the time I will investigate more.

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hi. friendly banter is always welcome.

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