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a boy in a dress

by Nanette Bellman

a boy in a dress
tells me he's sick of hearing
how I bleed.
granted, it's been hit or miss
but for 12 years, I've bled.
 
a boy in a dress
with pink panties on
preaches dedication.
comparing vanity to motherhood.
tell me his beauty is more
than a mother's love for her child.
 
a boy in a dress
needs to choke
on his spoonful of ignorance
because without
    bleeding uteruses
    and "negligent" mother's
he'd have no 15 minutes.

11/15/2007

Author's Note: chris crocker. grr.

Posted on 11/15/2007
Copyright © 2019 Nanette Bellman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/16/07 at 05:28 PM

Tangy, thought provoking read. I had no idea who Chris Crocker was until I Googled him.

Posted by Ryan Nardi on 06/09/08 at 03:23 PM

Thought provoking indeed. The middle stanza especially begs to be considered patiently. A real rawness here that works well.

Posted by Alisa Js on 09/18/08 at 11:04 PM

lol! you go girl! loved this one.. alisa

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 04/01/09 at 05:12 PM

let's just hope there aren't any aliens watching him, otherwise i think we're all screwed...

Posted by Timothy Burns on 09/27/09 at 06:30 PM

AHHHH! What biting wit! Great!!! and Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by Kimberly Bauer on 12/29/09 at 05:10 PM

Sassy and creative. I like it !

Posted by Mo Couts on 06/15/11 at 06:28 PM

Fabulous poem about an idiot pseudo-celebrity. I don't blame you for being tired of him!

Posted by Jared Fladeland on 12/21/16 at 09:31 PM

Chris Crocker. What a mess.

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