I hear Men are from Mars
Women are from Venus
Well I arrived in Cancer

And hail from the Moon
One in constant change
Think “Wax on, wax off”

An oblique instruction
I will not feed that cancer
I see destroying the Earth


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on August 17, 2014, in Poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. excellent, Monsieur Ben… I’m a Cappy gal, so I’m from Saturn, not from Venus! 🙂


  2. Bravo Love the last lines. I will not feed that cancer
    I see destroying the Earth. An excellent response.


  3. Wow, Ben, I love this one! Brilliant!!!


  4. Yes, interesting to note. Most Moon folk I know have c/Cancer figuring into their lives, in one way or another. I like how you have related to yours 😉


  5. Nicely turned words, Ben – I too especially like those last two lines.
    (And here’s another sync for you – a couple of days ago (about the same time you posted this, and honestly I didn’t read it until now) it occurred to me that in “Tick Tock” I’d used the word “obtuse” when I meant “oblique”. This was quickly changed, though not in time for readers like you to see it. Now I find your poem with the word “oblique”… it’s not a word I read or write every day.)


  6. Oblique seemed just the correct word for me here. I remember obtuse angles from school, along with acute angles and right angles and either word could have worked in your poem I think.


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