Love, Laughter, Truth

by variousglimpses

This poem is my tribute to Bill Hicks, who is my only idol.

Savage laughter

Primal rage

Channelled to humour

Pain and catharsis.


Screaming truth

Ranting reason

Irate sheepherder

Howling at the void


Weary cynic


Surprised at nothing

Raised eyebrow smirk


Raping taboos

Norms punctured

Reckless iconoclast

Pugnacious apostate


Cults rejected

Idols spat on

Clear eyed seeker

Sacrilegious spirit


Claiming hate

Teaching love

Reluctant romantic

Directing the ride


Here and gone

Briefly burning

Flash of humanity

Glowing after image