2. Hurricane Ivan Act 2

July 16, 2006


Whomever had the idea to judge others by social presentation,
I wish I could tear you down.

Whomever had the notion that everyone wanted to conform,
I wish I could destroy you.

Whomever said to me “no you can’t,”
I wish I could blow you away.

Perhaps one day I will do all of these things
Metaphorically at least, if not literally.

Well, this definitely shows how I feel about society trying to impose its norms on me. Dressing a certain way, behaving in a way that women are expected to behave in this society, believing what one is expected to believe or say, is absolute poppycock. I (Ivan) wrote this after my mom told me something about what I should wear or how my hair should be kept, or something to that effect. This poem was a result of my irritation at her comment.




  1. Love it. CAn i share mine with you?
    My mum misses me, my family dissess me.
    Society dehumanises me. Despises me. Criticize me.
    They are fossilized. I do not apologise.

    I am ridiculed, violated, bullied. Ignored.
    I am stared at, laughed at spat at.
    What have I done to you? I mind my own business.
    I do not listen. I do not see or give you the third degree.
    I am holistic, simplistic certainly not materialistic.

    My disability is your prejudice, systemic injustice.
    Your presumptions and assumptions.
    Intolerance of my difference.
    Your misperception I take objection.

    I am not a disorder, im not a symptom. Its not catching.
    Im not a label or a vegetable or a crystal angel.
    Im not a lost soul or out of control.
    Im not from outer space, or a charity case.
    I am suppressed not possessed.
    Institution is not a solution.

    I don’t have a condition, im not an exhibition.
    Im not an artist or a musician, or on a hostile expedition.
    Maybe I will become a politician.

    Im not an Einstein or like Rain man.
    Im not Pinocchio or Peter pan.
    Im not ill, I don’t want your pills
    Or your out of date text book skills.

    Im not a zoo exhibition or a freak show,
    Im a feeling human from head to toe.
    I can get lost in the worlds beauty
    So don’t make me fit in your reality.
    Why should I conform
    To what you think is the norm

    Like a Big Brother contestant
    All we want is acceptance.
    The world loves Happyfeet Nemo and Shrek
    So should I paint my face green and be on Star Trek?

    I create employment and opportunity,
    I educate the world in diversity.
    You cant bleed the devil out of me,
    People like me have influenced history.
    You need me.

    So don’t cure me.
    Don’t pity me just let me be.

  2. THAT, my friend……………..is freaking AWESOME!

    thanks for sharing……………

    and how fitting that you posted that comment on September 16th, the day the famed Ivan came ashore………(well……..he was infamous to most………)


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