Poetry Day: Breasts and Blood

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(I remember this one causing a small uproar.  I’ve made posts about this topic too.  Boils to down to a simple fact.  Society glorifies violence and death while demonizing sex and nudity, which is how you make more life.  I’m sure the comments are going to be just as crazy this time as it was back in the day.)

We cheer at gore and pain

Splattered on our screens

Staring at the chunks of flesh

And corpses full of holes

Our eyes feed upon the action

And accept the violent views

Yet we cringe at human forms

Bare breasts and rears shake

With a hint of frontal show

Causing us to gasp and cry

Disgusted by the lewd display

Many rise to scream their rage

While others shield their eyes

It is a strange world

That we have built for us

Where death is cheered

And the human form is booed

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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10 Responses to Poetry Day: Breasts and Blood

  1. L. Marie says:

    This poem reminds me of some thoughts I had about some shows and movies today. It makes me think of The Hunger Games, a book I enjoyed actually, which seems very telling of how voyeuristic we’ve become.

    What was your inspiration for this?

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    • The inspiration was a response to one of my books. The person complained about the ‘sex’ even though it was only implied. No real nudity was described, but they were disgusted. In the same book, I had violent deaths, torture, and bloody battles. They weren’t upset by the violence. Just the faint acknowledgment that characters had sex.

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  2. It is amazing that people are like that. I’m on the other side. I enjoy human forms and violence not so much. Good post, Charles.

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  3. Interesting observation, and you’re so right.

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