Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Dear Parents:

Strike the soft skin of your children; leave marks.
   Go on: show them how hard they must become
      to be like you.

Mold them to be mindless: coach them to react
   with fists; make them believe that words have
      little worth.

Shape them into an almighty monster: modern man.

Destroy their purity and imagination by damning them
   with absurd words of a god who previous men

Teach children to follow a leader, and to not ever
   break the circle they belong to, so society never
      moves forward.

Above all: train them to question love, even your own.
Rachel Nix is a native of Northwest Alabama. She likes coffee in the morning and bourbon at night, but rarely knows what time it is otherwise. Her work has been published in Spillway, The Summerset Review, and Bop Dead City. Rachel is the poetry editor at cahoodaloodaling; more of her poetry can be found at:

Categories: Monster Mash, Poetry, Themed

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2 replies

  1. LOVE IT !!!


  1. Dear Parents: | Rachel Nix

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