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Sod’Em (Sodom)

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Sod'Em

SOD’EM

(SODOM)

(this is a poem from my Gay Biblical Whispers Set: Sod’Em using Yorkshire dialect words, see picture for word meanings)

 

Eyup

Sitha  a reet rum lot these

nowt like being a bit blathered

heads together

having a good chunter

perhaps without gumption

can’t keep dawks off each other

having a fratch

or a good feight

seen by religious leaders

who are really

a reet maungy mardy lot

to be getting narked

with a group baht common sense

who appear to be fugglin

who they treat as Straif

or just the Trammel of society

who they would never Tig

or never Lig with.

 

Perhaps there was,

really nowt  indecent

perhaps they called,

each other Conny

affection shown,

just having a reet good time

they weren’t really bad un’s

just showing love

eeh by gum I love everyone.

Now then my flowers

I’m certainly not flummoxed

when I say they should have

huggered up and shouted

at the Mardy bums

SOD’EM ALL!

 

©Carol Robson 2013

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Hypocrisy.

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First poem from my Gay Biblical Whispers set performed at Hidden Perspectives festival June 1st (Bringing the Bible Out of the Closet) which looked at the Homosexual and Homophobic narratives in the Bible.

Hypocrisy.

Man should not lie with man
woman should not lie with woman
an abomination should end in death
they would take your very last breath.

Homosexuality seen as such a sin
putting to death, their patrilineal kin.
Hypocrisy abounds, thou shall not kill
a sin decreed by their Father’s will.

Gay and Trans people are condemned
procreation of life will be stemmed.
Yet the conception of the son of God
in all narratives just appears a little odd.

Mary’s immaculate conception without stain
a virgin birth, which told, we must not profane.
The vision of the Holy Spirit to take Mary was foretold
or is it simply, that the greatest fairy-tale ever was about to unfold.

©Carol Robson 2013

Carol Robson Interview by Aysha Musa

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I was interviewed about my involvement with Hidden Perspectives (Bringing the Bible Out of the Closet) June 1st at Sheffield Workstation.

short extract:

Q: Your HP page says that much of your poetry is based on your life and experiences. How do you feel about sharing such personal things with complete strangers?

Answer: I write about what I know. I’m not here to force my views on anybody and I expect the same courtesy from others. I believe even those that have opposing opinions should listen to each other with an open mind and be prepared to be educated.

All the interview Carol Robson Interview by Aysha Musa.

Gay Biblical Whispers @Hidden Perspectives

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Using contemporary poetry I’ll be performing a brand new set ‘Gay Biblical Whispers’ June 1st @Sheffield Workstation

Gay Biblical Whispers pic

Hidden Perspectives: Bringing The Bible Out Of The Closet

Hidden Perspectives is a large-scale pioneering public engagement project that aims to open up interpretations of biblical narratives to underrepresented groups. The project is a jointly organised by Dr. Katie Edwards at The University of Sheffield and LaDIYfest Sheffield.

Hidden Perspectives encourages inclusive discussion on dominant interpretations of biblical texts and narratives found in scholarship and mainstream culture. Working with groups and individuals from range of faith and non-faith backgrounds, this ambitious project aims to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity and diversity in which biblical texts can be interpreted.

In 2013 the project will focus on sexuality, gender and the Bible and intersecting issues relating to identity, diversity and representation.

http://hiddenperspectivesfest.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/gay-biblical-whispers/