HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK - BRUCE NEWMAN

HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK


HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK goes to "Tone Deaf Believers", written by Bruce Newman. 


Yes, I see that you’ve married a cause
But I’m puzzled
Though there be a spectrum of choice, you
stand in one wavelength
Though a palette of colors lay ready, you
belabor monochrome
The reigns of your fervor harness one mule
while stallions stand near
When you play your belief song unasked, what
ear responds to the aural tyranny of your one
string conviction guitar?

What insecurity compels your inoculation
against nuance and variation?
When will you learn to color outside the lines
in faith, and lance the boil of your dreary
severity?
Your cable modem heart accesses many channels,
but the same programs recycle
Who would pay attention for this except the
misery that loves company?

© Bruce Newman



Bruce is a technical support person for a district office of the USDA. He has been married for 37 years and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Reading and writing have always been his passions.


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