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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Poem by Richard Vargas: When You Beat Me

Richard vargasRichard Vargas is a talented local poet and activist residing in Albuquerque, NM. See Richard's other work on his website link here

when you beat me

does your arm tire 
as you swing your
baton into the thud
of my flesh and bone
and you hear me
moan in pain
when you crack
my ribs and jab
my soft belly
do you feel like a
job well done when
you pin me on the
ground and harness
my wrists like a
rodeo cowboy
hogties cattle

no matter that
we are both looked
down upon by those
on their balconies
of glass and steel
who laugh and joke
as they spread caviar
on fancy crackers
that will never pass
our lips

while you choke me
knock me down
look at how they
raise their flutes
of exquisite champagne
sparkling in the sun

blinding you with
cold brilliance
and empty nods
of approval

November 20, 2011 at 08:48 AM in Occupy Wall Street, Poetry/Spoken Word | Permalink


What do you say to someone who has written a poem you think is very, very good, and it resonates in you heart and mind? THANK YOU!!!

Posted by: Kirk Bonds | Nov 21, 2011 8:13:53 PM