Unbeliever

Actions
speak so much louder
than words
falling from lying lips.
Platitudes mouthed
‘Come save your soul’.
Hesitate not
for the gates of Hell
wide open
for sinners such as myself
for small children
whose only sin was to be  burdened
with adult concerns.
Sit in your castle
built upon the blood of innocents
demanding more…..
more money
more sacrifice
more of everything you declare holy.
Fight against basic truths
demean
degrade
fancy words spewed to others like you.
My lips twist with derision
when I see you
for you have decided that you
and you alone
are the one who gets to call down hellfire
on all who are unlike.
disgusting
degenerate
with money
with women
with sanctimonious piety.
Tis not me that you need to be afraid of
but that god
you use to cow
to manipulate
to abuse
anyone
who is an unbeliever to you.
Oct. 19/18
Photo by Grant Whitty on Unsplash
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Recompense

Prancing.
Dancing.
Tumble out of the way
here comes the court clown
dressed in a gown
ready to play.
Fat.
Rich.
Bloated they sit
staring
wondering
puzzled
at what he may say.
‘Hear ye
hear ye
Gentleman
Lads
Ladies
all shall we include
I have an announcement to make.’
Heads begin to turn
eyes narrowed in fear
his whiplash tongue
had been known to
destroy
raze
devastate
men stronger in power
men stronger in riches
men stronger in their supreme courts
than he will ever be.
‘Time has come to make recompense
for all the evil you have done.
Eradicating
denying
eliminating
laws that discredit you
ideas you do not like
whole groups of people
censored
when they speak the truth.’
With all eyes upon
he turned
walking away
leaving mouths agape
hearts racing
brains churning
at what he meant.
What he left them with
was a fear so great
nothing more needed to be done.
What scenarios they imagined
would be far worse than he could do.
Oct.3/18
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Deleted

Tears of crystal submission
burn my cheeks
blinding my sight as I face you
the truth you are holding up.
I created a man
of fiction.
The love I felt
an illusion.
It does not make it easier
in fact
if anything facing this facade
makes me want to hide.
How could I have been so blind?
I am strong enough.
I have learned enough about myself
to know that I am dear.
Watch my ass as I walk away. 
I will stand true
not allow myself to falter
accept a small penance of pain
than move on.
Would you like to know
in 2018
how a woman moves on?
She deletes all your texts.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
March 4/18
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When Boredom Breaks

**This is not indicative of anything that I am going through. It is what flowed from my fingers as I began to type.**

When first we met

I was blinded…..

by your sweetness

by your tenderness

by the words you spoke to me.

As time did pass

I began to feel uncertain.

Small things began to bother me….

the snide smiles

the jokes that were not jokes

your friends always near

the laughter that followed me from the room.

Finally I confronted you

I asked what game was this you played?

You hemmed and hawed

assuring me this was true love

but my misgivings grew

doubt gnawing at my heart.

Today the truth finally became clear

when she came to see me

your wife

a bitter smile on her face.

This had been an elaborate hoax

made to make me fall

for no other reason

than a bet made

on a hot summer day

when boredom slayed all.

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Coronation

Photo by Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

They never showed up

to watch the king come down

and take his crown

for it was false.

It sat upon a head so bald

his mouth wide in a clown’s smile

rivulets of black mascara

tracking down his cheeks.

One group crowded to the front

making it seem larger

for thin it was.

No one wanted him

no one……

but the fools

who capered and pranced

while the king did dance

and an effigy burned in the park.