bacchus unveiled

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bacchus unveiled

your critical eye keeps a distant watch
while unwittingly I pursue
the stocking of your armory
with actions you misconstrue

shall I play your devoted sycophant
and be content to hover
in the oblivion of your back stage
behind the curtain's cover

while all around the air resounds
with the sound of laughing praise
in drunken revelry you shine
entertaining them with your ways

my inclination to escape
far from your limelight's heat
is paltry ammunition
if you're seeking my defeat

don't tell me that you missed me
or that I was in the wrong
for canceling my membership
in your mindlessly worshiping throng

don't play your fucking wounded card
when you obviously didn't care
to indicate your awareness
of whether I was even there

don't cast your weak aspersions
or pathetic insinuations
don't try to dictate motives based
on your twisted interpretation

I still have the right to choose
how I want to spend my time
refusing to be your shadow
is not some heinous crime

if my company was important
you could have let me know
but instead you note my absence
and let your anger flow

so happy birthday big boy
you're a forty year old man
behaving like a sullen child
because I'm not your biggest fan

perhaps you'd like to bear in mind
how I'll spend the morning after
cleaning piss out of my carpets
while you shrug it off with laughter

so yes let's let the truth be known
I preferred the company I kept
downing top-shelf shots of booze
when inside I could have wept

you've no sense of companionship
if you can't be at the center
so I left you to the howling crowd
because I'm the sole dissenter

like Bacchus you embrace excess
you're a paragon of mirth
inevitably turned to the churlishness
to which the amber flow gives birth

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dangedmanjr commented on bacchus unveiled

12-16-2009

wow...powerful piece, you are metaphorical and blunt at the same time...great use of the word sycophant! Love it!

DARKPOET113 commented on bacchus unveiled

07-23-2009

I TOO HAVE LIVED IN AND REVELED IN THE LIMELIGHT. THANK YOU FOR GIVING MORE INSIGHT INTO WHAT REALLY MUST GO ON IN MY WOMANS MIND. SOMETIMES ON STAGE I CAN BE A GOD, WHILE THE FEELING OF IMPORTANCE SHOULD BE FELT WHILE IN THE ARMS OF THE ONE WHO TRULY LOVES ME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY.

dragonfly1023 commented on bacchus unveiled

07-23-2009

you've got the sting of a scorpion and for good reason. ego and self-indulgence are diseases not normally cured in one lifetime. move on from this lost cause before it consumes you. or have you already? 10 for the great insults :D

tenderpoison

07/23/2009

yes well, the name should serve as a warning to the unwary...lol

Artie commented on bacchus unveiled

07-21-2009

Freedom is rarely given. So take it!! 10 from me..

Ryesick commented on bacchus unveiled

07-19-2009

Damn! Take that!! A wound we share, not sure if it's the booze or the broken heart, my dear. 10

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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