Skip to main content

The Questionable Legacy of Pornography (Madison Elizabeth Holland- Lafayette, LA)

The filth 
(Or beauty?)
Of a millenia
Washes over my pubescent consciousness
Business of adults
An industry older than time Something I couldn't possibly understand
Hormones already passionately raging
The last thing I needed
Was this kind of needless perversion
(Or natural expression?)
A twelve year old shouldn't have access
To the machinations of adult intimacy
My already blossoming Catholic guilt
Nailing me to a cross of scrupulosity
The impact of shameful
(Or fulfilling?)
Sexuality
Imprinted on my young psyche
Did it really affect my future self?
Or was it something that most kids deal with
And am I just more normal now because of that?
Or am I different and damaged
And altered beyond repair?
I don't know that labels
For a potentially damaged
(Or broadened?)
Legacy
Are appropriate
Anymore.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Steadfast (Catrina Crowe - Ruston, LA)

Moving Forward (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Step by step, I step     I hear the angels sing    Hope, today, they bring  Flying up with pep  I become Heaven's rep    Riding along God's wing
Moving forward can be hard     Struggling through today      Living life is not all play The fortune teller draws a card It warns that Fate has no guard     Never let pain get in your way
Flying high with my life      I am moving, so I'm living     Heart and heart, I keep giving I will one day meet my afterlife  Everyone's past contains strife       Let my future be thanksgiving
When the steps run out      I will just fly and fly and fly      I leave the past with a goodbye Up on God's wing, I won't pout  Going to heaven, I do not doubt     In hell, I was just a passerby 
Moving forward, strength will build     Letting go is the hardest part     Vitality comes from being smart Trust in those that are strong-willed Our honest actions will be fulfilled      I step, I sing to you, I fly, I depart

Rhythms and Visions: Vocalise A Rachmaninoff (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)