Poetry

Slam Poetry: The Shamers

 

They gather
assemble
in dark rooms
banquet halls
and out-of-order
bathroom stalls

They judge you
from their ivory towers
their first-class box seats
their six-figure cars
the cigar bars
reserved seats
in multi-national
corporate luxury suites

Holier-than-thou
bible thumping
nitpicking
purveyors of fine wine
they’ll unmercifully
blame you
defame you
denounce
renounce
trounce
and trash you

If that isn’t enough
they wave a finger
from their glass houses
judging
incriminating
obliterating
brandishing

But never looking within
never looking deep down
inside, introspecting
reflecting
contemplating
self-evaluating
meditating
Never taking ownership
of their own shit.

©️mft

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

12 comments on “Slam Poetry: The Shamers

  1. Starkite Poetry

    I don’t think they’re capable. Poor fools… Their houses are intentionally glass, transparent, so we can marvel at their proud materialistic superficialness inside. How does one lose sight, I wonder, with what really matters in life?

  2. 🌟 IshtarInL💖ve

    Bravo

  3. Poetry that shares the truth, though harsh, is always powerful!

  4. Very well written true words. Love the way this poem sounds. It has a great flow. Have you already been to any slam poetry event and performed your beautiful poem?

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