Welcome, all! I fully admit that I had no idea what to write about today, then I remembered that it’s National Poetry Month. I could take the easy way, and post one of my favorite poems, but I won’t do that. Instead, I’ll show you a poem that I wrote for one of my undergrad poetry courses. There’s not much you need to know. It was inspired by my love of Visual Kei bands, and a particular song, “Psycho Butterfly” by Kaya. In case you’re curious, I’ll put a link to the song at the end.
For all pretty females of the Visual Kei style that just happen to be males.
Pretty colors mask the truth, poisonous to some.
Seduce them in then blow their minds.
And beaten away
You’re not what you seem.
Caught in your deceptive exterior, there’s no escape.
Not yet voiced
At the sound of your voice
Helpless when you sing for their souls,
Only finding out when it’s too late.
Hidden in your wings
Zap their strength
And exhaust their mind
Keeping them from the truth
Inches from their thighs
Beauty that demands attention, none can ignore.
Under sun, under moon, under sheets,
Repels the time
Until the discovery is made
They only love you until they know you.
That secret that you don’t try to hide yet
Everyone blames you for.
And push you further into your cage
Reality crashes down on their fantasies
Incense their senses
Yet drive them away
Angry at the world
Vying against their own desires
It’s always that way
Fly away while they fall.
Look for a new predator that’ll play for keeps, but for now
You’ll keep teaching that love’s not skin deep.