Poetry

Slam Poetry: The Shamers by Mark Tulin

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

12 comments on “Slam Poetry: The Shamers by Mark Tulin

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

  3. 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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