Welcome to the sixty-eighth poem on this blog. Tonight’s piece is by romance, paranormal, Gothic and comedy author, and poet Linda Hays Gibbs.
Recipes for our Children’s Brains at College
I found work in an idle life-a higher power to overcome strife
A helpless being in my Freudian psychology
I had stuffed my flatulent cabbage with my own isolated ideology
My philosophical choice had always been a demented Rolls Royce, but then,
It was fed to me by thousands of mass media skins
The capitalist crackers, and the socialist soups they feed ya
Now suddenly stopped stone cold dead by the idiotic isometric ideology in
My hegemonic hedonistic head –when suddenly I epiphanized
AND A SINGLE SOLITARY FREE THOUGHT floated just above my brittle benign
Brain and I CAUGHT IT, wrapped it up in silicone sociology-for I found
A recipe of the image I had of my ‘Hegel’s Other’ that lied
But was verbalized by ‘Saussure’s Signified’ with a taste of ‘Tates’
Psychoanalysis – that makes it all so hard to resist
Next, with a dash of oily sea salt and a sprinkle of pink or red philosophy
But first I killed it good with greasy gravy of hegemony
I kneaded it all with a dissected deconstructed discourse
And structuralized my dialectical demented force with a cup of
‘Wright’s’ Narrative to racism on the side and 2 cups of Feminism to stir and
Fry – add a sprinkle of Marxist oil we must buy and then
I baked my Imperialistic Capitalistic life for 30 minutes then Post Modernist stirred
Up my MATURITY, and I waited for 40 minutes while ‘Said’s Orientalism’
Poached my Maternity – next I boiled it in a pan of “Spivek’s
Subalternity that cracked and freed my ideology then
Baked it all till burned and brittle at 350 degrees
This was my college degree
Now I’ve returned my mind to normalcy and
Returned to my Declaration of Independence Democracy
Thank God for my sanity
Thank you, Linda.
Linda D. Hays-Gibbs was born in Mississippi and married at a young age. She went back to school late in life, graduated with a BA in Anthropology from University of Alabama. She always loved Indiana Jones. Anthropology was so exciting to her until she could not use her imagination to write her papers. Her instructor insisted she stick with the facts not fantasy.
She loved to write poetry and jot it down all the time. Her fourth book, “My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls” really meant more to her because she worked on it for such a long time and because she was determined to make her writing much better than it had been. Kim Richards and Sally Odgers from Eternal Press were inspirations for her. Barbara Metzger, one of her favourite authors gave her encouragement too. She loves writing and hopes to continue to do it for the rest of her life along with anything she can do for her God and children. You can also find out more about her from:
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