Why has storytelling become so tiring?

It could be just me but I doubt it.

Though I’m sure that I am at least part of the problem

I feel an oppression, a channeling, a formula

Whatever you would call it.


And it don’t feel right


A thing analogous to mice writhing about

A box with snakes wriggling without

And the headmistress acts like they are all

Miscreant students that need to learn lessons one and all

…So she kills them

And lectures them on the latest current correctness

Sweeping through the halls

Of academia.


And the little mice boys and girls

Get to pay for the world

They never had a part in creating

(And they can do this even when dead!)


I, for one, can’t take all the whining


And the studio execs greet you

With the ringing/wringing of your bells/balls

(If you’re a guy)

And your horns are sure to be honked

If you trend to the feminine side.

And every butt is always

Up for grabs


Storytelling has become so tiresome

No one dares stand up for her and himself

And the politicians come

And they go

And it is all for show


In the end the rich and connected

Claim the day

As always


I’m not saying give up your fight

We should all not feel so tired

But thinking back

Even the luckiest of us have had

To partake of a tsunami and a half of whoring


To get the role

To stay in the game

First off prostitute our innocent minds

Then bodies are claimed and chained

To convention or perversion


Sold for wedding vows

Or the part of a lifetime

Or just to get along.


There are many that own

Mansions a plenty

Accoutrements that cost

More than can be got

By lifetimes and more of toil and moil


And of themselves they have not

They are possessed by that what

Runs this world and always has


And every butt is up for grabs


Author: Edgardo

Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Raymondvile, Texas in 1969. Family bought a radio station and helped with the family business until it was sold in 1997. Since then started an agency and mostly writes about experiences in Deep South Texas. Writers of the Rio Grande founder, editor and contributing author.


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