Privileged - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

You are white—
you are male—
you are straight—
just check your DNA;
find something exotic;
identify as a rampant cow.

You can try to resist;
a bigot;
a racist;
misogynist—oy vey!
Even the language is against you.
PC freak;
be anything you want—just not you.

Dank Underworld

Dank Underworld - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

I inched into a dank underworld;
writhing bodies and walls smeared with sin.
Drunken lost souls tore away their skin.

My heart pounded and my hands trembled;
I stripped, friends left and we were strangers.
Too shameful to see the crude dangers.

Mindless beats didn’t stop grunting bare flesh;
my ears bled; rats crawled over my skin.
Something slithered in the endless din.

Take Offence

Take Offence - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

I dared to say what was on my mind;
caused her fragile little heart to race.
She said I was offensive—unkind.

Once her feeble little stomach churned,
my free speech couldn’t be allowed to spread.
I was an offender walking free.

I said something she didn’t want to hear;
social media said she was right.
She was addicted to the offence.

Virgin Queen

Virgin Queen - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

Virgin Queen
confined by chastity;
men basked in the light of my glories.

Virgin Queen
longed to hear words of truth;
men deceived for their own advancement.

Virgin Queen
yearned to be truly loved;
men crawled for their own depravity.

I Exist

I Exist - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

I exist
inside your harsh fortress.
The sun never shines upon my face.

I am kept
both chaste and majestic.
I’m a figure to be ridiculed.

I wonder
will I escape from here.
To be rescued from this icy place.

Grew in Filth

Grew in Filth - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

Grew in filth;
burned with hatred—no love.
Poison rotted our tree with no cure.

Screams ignored;
growing pains—no escape.
the truth starved my heart of tenderness.

by the endless deceit.
My peers swam in deadly toxic waste.


Violence - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

lust and power worshipped.
Empathy and modesty despised.

an act of kindness mocked.
Abuse and greed openly revered.

Foul language,
sleaze and hate idolized.
Our proud twenty-first century norms.

Words Enslaved

Words Enslaved - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

Words enslaved—
false praise enchained my heart;
I lacked self-belief—my constant foe.

Diseased soul—
held his gun to my head;
murdered me with his whispers of love.

His hostage—
nothing I could have done;
fell to the mercy of flattery.


Respected - Poem - Hadyn Thomas

I wanted to be feared—
have others envy and revere me.

vanity consumed me—
have others adore and worship me.

desired to rule the world—
be smart enough; be sexy enough.

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