BÊTE NOIRE: Nightmares from an Unbleached Soul, AtoZ Blog Challenge

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Nightmares from an Unbleached Soul

BÊTE NOIRE

You mean nothing to me

But you’re up in my face

I would spit on your hair

It’s already out of place

You think you have power

It’s what passes for a mind

I don’t genuflect to you

Why don’t you…

 

Siccing your sycophants

No backbone we see

There’s piss on the floor

A posting is your scream

Snap your fingers; they run

While you bask in your cave

I won’t grovel to you

Why don’t you …

Why don’t you …

 

Do you want to confront me?

Do you want me to go?

Yell ten notches louder

You are out of control

A petty tyrant

Making a new 1984

I won’t put up with your shit

Why Don’t You

DIE!

 

Punch yourself in the face

WHY DON’T YOU DIE?

You’re a disgusting disgrace

WHY DON’T YOU DIE?

Nothing slimier than you

WHY DON’T YOU DIE?

I sneer in your face

WHY DON’T YOU DIE?

 

WHY DON’T YOU?

WHY DON’T YOU?

WHY DON’T YOU?

WHY

DON’T

YOU

DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE

Why don’t you?

Huh?

 

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You might think this about a certain someone. It’s not, but it could be. Walking nightmares all around us.

*MUSICIANS: would anyone like to collaborate? I have the music in my head, but I don’t play any instrument nor know how to transcribe into musical notation. Any interest, contact me at stuart.nager@gmail.com

Please leave comments below.

Thank you.

17 responses »

    • Not at all. Interpretations are always valid, no matter if I (or any artist) had a completely different idea when writing it. I can see your point of view, and it made me go back and reread it a couple of times. Thanks for commenting.

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  1. I don’t listen to Dark Metal generally, but I can see these verses working oh so well as lyrics. The words are tremendously powerful even without music.

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    • Thanks, Deb. Heavy/Dark/Death Metal is not my first go to, but I’ve listened to enough. For me, this was a combo of Metal and Nine Inch Nails. I’m still trying to find my way through this. It was never intended to be leaning towards politics and such. Thank you for the compliment(s).

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  2. I did think of a few that this could be about – a few people and a particular thing.
    There’s an expression of anger in your words that I can so relate to.

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  3. Whoa! What a strong feeling in this poem-song. Feeling a Heavy metal x Marilyn Manson vibe? Correct me if I’m wrong. Now I know that I’m not alone dreaming about adding music to my haikus, too. Although I’d love a gothic metal to match them. Maybe some day…

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    • I was thinking more Heavy Metal x Nine Inch Nails, but Manson can fit the bill. I haven’t listened too much to MM, but I’m sure it’s there. Your Haikus definitely are well suited for music. Do you have a style that “sings” to you? Thank you for stopping by.

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