The next joke is when they tell you to stop being sensitive when the children at school choose to hurt you for being differentstrangeodd.
The wrong joke is when they tell you to be quiet after the beating your mother has given you has bloodied your face and you can't see through swelled shut eyes.
The funny joke is when they tell you to shut up when you stand up against the man with lifeless eyes who tried to make you as lifeless as himself.
The unaware joke is when they tell you that you should have defended yourself when three men come at you in a dark alley.
The painful joke is when they tell you you should be grateful that the man who raped you didn't kill you as well.
The angry joke is when they tell you that you are wrong for existing because being gaybilesbiantransexual is a sin.
The ignorant joke is when they tell you to be less provocative with your man when he punches you in the face.
The medical joke is when they tell you that you're deliberately killing your children when you are trying over and over again for a child and losing them.
The anti joke is when they tell you that you don't have the right to be sad because you don't have a mental illness, just trauma.
The embarrassing joke is when they tell you you that you're not strong enough to handle it when you speak out about the damage of emotional abuse.
The broken joke is when they tell you you're damaged and no one will want you because you have been used and thrown away.
The worst joke is that they tell you that you were born a woman in a world where men rule.
Yes. The jokes are funny. They are so good they're bloody jewels.
Can you hear them laughing? They think their words ring true.
Because at the end of the day, to them, the funniest joke of them all is you.
Sorry in advance for the angry ranty poem guys. People in real life have really pissed me off with their judgmental attitude and it all comes screaming back.
EDIT: Title changed on a friend's recommendation. She said it would add more to the poem's ideology and sticks more to the subject matter, and I agree with that.
I'm not laughing.
I loved every word of this joke !!
Who are u untamed ???
But all humor aside....oh wait?
Okay okay seriously now.
Maybe it's just an angry rant poem but it's also thought-provoking, and as always, it's real. My problem with poetry, is that poetry should move you, but I've read so much poetry that just seems so flat and boring, it's like some people just want to mass-produce it and you just can't. Poetry should speak from the overflow of your heart, and this does. It's not always going to be pretty, sometimes it's going to be angry. I've written some very angry pieces in my day. And sometimes you just have to write something one day so you can burn it the next and lay it to rest (the ending of much of my poetry). And now I'm ranting about poetry... C:
While it doesn't really do me a whole lot of service to have read this, I enjoyed it. You touched on some very sensitive, painful subjects and I just want to say, it's okay..you are okay--and so much more. And because you have a good, healthy outlet like poetry, you're going to continue to be C:
A poem which many people in different situations can relate to, one that can remind a person that they're not alone. Saying that I know how you feel 100% and understand what you're going through would just be another joke to add to the poem, because the chances of someone having gone through the same life experiences as you are unthinkable.
But know that there are people who can and already have supported you whenever they can, and that they will continue to do so.
And what's wrong with becoming too emotional, or feeling too much when writing these? The feeling can be used to motivate yourself further and persevere as each line fortifies your writing skills, allowing you to improve and progress further, while at the same time releasing you of the stress of wanting to let your heart out to others who will listen, for you know that we will read and listen.
All in all, well done, and keep going!
Humanity is stupid...
Every lead-in to various types of "jokes" is a good one.
Each captures the reader to complete the idea.
And most readers will identify with at least one "joke." I know I did.
PS. My daughter calls "rants" a different name. She's "venting" when she lets go on all that troubles her. Venting is good.
People will always tell you you don't have the right to be sad... even when you have a mental illness like me...
There will always be someone out there with a more tragic past even when yours and when mine are horrible. And until you have the saddest story, no one feels sympathy. They tell you you should be lucky your experiences weren't worse. They tell you you need to get over it because it's not as bad as ______ or as bad as _______ but that's bullshit and I hate it. I'm sorry you have to deal with those people too. Don't listen. You have the right to be sad just like anybody else.
Rant in your poetry more often. I like it.