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Joseph Mayo Wristen - From the Rooms of the Prom Queen

I was there with the young men who danced to OZ.
I filled the room with 
my expectations,
creamed the walls with my visions
while applauding their rebelliousness.

They would watch me 
as I walked 
through the door 
with my lovely whore
by my side.
They would follow me home.

It did not bother me 
that they knew where I lived
or that they knew how I made my living. 

It did not seem to bother them. 
And I believe they 
loved me.

I had always felt 
that they would be there 
when the time for the rebellion 
And so I showed them 
the same respect I would have shown 
any other soldier.

Now lying there with their disease 
on white bed sheets under 
a red cross,
they are being killed 
by a society 
that could never have understood their dreams.
the secret of their crucifixion 
was kept from us, 
and a great army 
was never given the chance to have their war.

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Poet: Joseph Mayo Wristen
Poem: From the Rooms of the Prom Queen
Volume: The Code
Poem of the Day: May 30 2007
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