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Lace Madonna says it’s okay for her baby to die.
She says, “Wrap him in my weeping veil and bite at him with
science
forever. 

And heaven forbid a loose-lipped unzipped whirlwind
breathes him back to life.”

But he was born that I could rip transcendence to shreds
and hang on his arm playing the goddess I always knew I was.
I dream in flappers and rags, the flush of imperfection
and my mother's words above my womb of covers
the immaculate conception of "rise and be."

If I love him, are we eternal?

Earth sways as we call for him from heaven and hell.
His mother bares her teeth at me, guarding her Christ,
her baby, her four oh merit scholar scientist martyr savior of her race
“I raised a sacrifice for my bad teeth and irritability,
and I loved him
first.”

But, Holy Mother, I soothe him with my tongue.
I’ll be his Mary, don’t you worry.
They only call me Magdalene for my demons.
I hope it’s not a crime that I burned myself out of history
because you mouthed the Magnificat and cut us to the quick,
when all I wanted was to sing along.

And on whose side is love ever okay?

Shrouded Mary wails, “Is this heaven?”
And hypocrites trip over themselves as they rush to their inkwells,
but I’ll draw his blood silently
and leave white with his kiss.

If I fight for him with graveyard claws
Will you remember the operatic halo of my love?
Will you remember the ghosts that dripped from me
when his tears were on my lips?

I’ll fall tattered, prostituted,
“Just forget me, that’s okay.”

Broken Madonna, he was never a statue

And he stands as a holy victim
“If you break me, that’s okay.”



written for *glossolalias's journal prompt
the song: [link]

it's about the dirty girl who fell in love with jesus.
and i know this may seem a bit heavy-handed for such a simple song. it sounded like a hymn, though, a sacrifice, and a gloria.
and also, if you haven't noticed, i see life as a dystopian biblical nightmare.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
You write about important things, and that is good. :coffeecup:
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Writer
i try.
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laurotica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Writer
I'm drooling over all of the religious imagery. This is lovely by my standards, and my favourite lines have gotta be:

“I raised a sacrifice for my bad teeth and irritability,
and I loved him
first.”


Disjointing the sentence really gives it impact. Great work! :clap:
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
thank you very much. :heart: i always worry about my obsession with religious imagery, because it has the possibility to offend pretty much everyone, but i really can't help myself most of the time. :shrug:
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laurotica Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Writer
No problem! And I've had the same issue before, but the risk is usually worth the reward :)
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
you think so?
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flummo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
Pretty much saying the same thing as ~krutch99, but very intense, love this. :heart:
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
thank you, dear. it's good to hear from you. :heart:
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flummo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
More often than not I :+fav: and run when it comes to your work, because I never really know what to say. :heart:
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
is that a good thing?
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