Human Still

you prop yourself up

higher and higher and higher

and higher

and i stand below

watching you scowl when i don't bow


from the apex of your hubris you cast your stones


don't do this

don't do that

i don't you say

you follow the laws like a remedy


you cast your stones and breathe your praises

your love letter

you seem to have forgotten you're human still


you're pushing me down lower and lower and lower

and lower

you're looking down

the weight of your halo

wounding you fatal


from the cushiness of your throne you cast your stones



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PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is the managing editor at eFiction horror. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot NM. I've learned to treat HUBPAGES as a forum to get my writing out and make a few dollars. It makes it that much more enjoyable.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Audrey. I like that line too, though I worry that it's too preachy.


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NMLady 4 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

I write here for the same reason that I do most everything. I like to do it. I do hope the money follows...if not here then maybe somewhere else. Just don't stop doing what you like to do!!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Great write! This time I was struck by----

you follow the laws like a remedy--


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you, Lady. I'm glad you enjoyed this!


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

Oh yeah!! Great poem. Great message.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you poetic fool. I'm glad you enjoyed this


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Simply awesome! I'm in a relationship like this right now. It's hard. These are great lines:

the weight of your halo

wounding you fatal

from the cushiness of your throne you cast your stones

Voted up and awesome, my friend!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ Tooms- thank u!

@ HappyBoomer- thanks. Unfortunately, growing up around of religious and political fanatics, I saw this a lot.

@ Audrey- i appreciate the read. Thank u.


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

the weight of your halo

wounding you fatal

Great imagery--Loved it!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Very profound and interesting. I agree with Sunnie that those who imagine themselves better than others and cast stones will quite natural have a great fall one day.

Voted up, awesome and interesting.


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TToombs08 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Me likey. :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Amen Sunnie and thank you!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Oh for the one that sits high on his mountain casting stones..will certainly fall oneday..and thus become one of us the little ones...but we are not the little ones reallly..he just thought he was the big guy sitting on the mountain..it was only in his mind..

Love this Justin...

Sunnie


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you Duchess. That's quite the compliment


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DrDuchess 5 years ago from Nowheresville

This is simply amazing. No other words for it.


Andrea 5 years ago

"You follow the laws like a remedy" I particularly love this line. And I can feel the frustration in the duality of "you cast your stones and breathe your praises" Wonderful writing. I enjoy it so much!

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