Twelfth Day #Life

100_2487.JPGFor the twelve days of Christmas I’m going to post a new, freshly written & barely edited, poem each day – all based on prompts from the Unity 12 Powers:


I have chosen

to create

rather than reproduce

side stepping the cultural imperative

that man’s main purpose

is to perpetuate the species

that to participate in life

one must add to the population

that if one doesn’t

there is something fundamentally wrong

unless of course

this decision not to reproduce

is based on some deep spiritual sacrifice

for the betterment of the race


well let me tell you honey

I’m no spiritual giant

the only thing I believe in


I believe I’d like to get my dick sucked

because life isn’t only about survival

making enough money

to afford the products of reproduction

it’s about experience


I’ve opted not to experience

the joy of parenthood

for any number of selfish reasons

oh yes I’ve been accused of being

too self-centred to be a good parent anyway

to which I say

so fucking what

who is going to look after you

in your old age

they ask

well I say

if the only reason you had children

was to have them nurse you

in your dotage

that sounds pretty self-centred

or to force them to fulfill

the dreams you put on hold

to reproduce

to repay you for that sacrifice

that seems rather self-serving too


so I chose to create

rather than procreate

to fulfill my own dreams


I have made sure

that more than

my dna has been harvested

for future generations

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