Did you tell you mom you thought
Her make up was terrific
Write your boyfriend’s name in hearts
In Roman hieroglyphics
Ask them if they thought it was
A sin against the Torah
If you had strange feelings back in
Sodom and Gomorrah
Draw rainbows with a thin reed pen
‘Til it ran out of ink
Request your tunic belted and
In shades of deepest pink
Did you go down to the beach
Most every single night
Say how your folks don’t get you to
The hip Israelites
Ask why your voice was getting deep
And your chest so hairy
Cause you look more like a Joseph but
Identified as Mary
Think of all the tactful ways
With upmost etiquette
To come out of a closet that’s
Not been invented yet
You curse the weight you had to bear
Because it’s plain to see
Twas no fun being AC/DC
Back In the BC
53 thoughts on “AC/DC In The BC”
Where do you always get the ideas for such terriffic poems, Marissa?
I actually got this one off a writing prompt which was something like “You’re the first gay person ever. How do you come out to your parents?”
You implemented that fantastic! Compliment!
Thank you kindly!
That’s a good one..ha ha, I’m sure it was a struggle to get through back in the BC 🙂
Yes, well it would probably take some time just explaining the concept of homosexuality never mind trying to come out.
Did they write You Shook me all night long at the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? 😀
I think it’s was more like TNT. Remember, this is the beginning of Biblical times so I think Bon Scott was still in the band.
lol! Good point!
This is uh-mazing!!!! Love love love!!!!
Yes, such tough times then!
Thank you so much! Yes, quite a struggle!
Not a lot of fun for the poor chaps in Uganda and such places even now I understand…worthy words young Marissa.
Yes, it really is a third world, isn’t it?
Fantastic! 😀 As always, your mind continues to amaze me!
Thanks so much!
This title is FANTASTIC! Is that where you started from or did you write it first and then title? Love the entire thing.
Nice to hear from you as always Stephanie! As I started writing it I started to realize my closing line which was kind of a take off on the title. I wasn’t sure if calling it that would be too much of a spoiler but I just went with it in the end. I’m glad you liked it!
No caving in to your knowledge back then, Marissa, you are so right.
Yep, I suppose that’s something of what it would have been like.
Touch down, Marissa!!! Your poem is so cool! And you are just SO good that you amaze me each and every time I come here! Fantastic!! Keep up the great work, my friend! You do not ever disappoint!!! Love, Amy ❤
So glad you like this one Amy. The topic is a bit risque so I could only hope to pull it off!
And you did with great applause from me. 🙂
Wow Marissa. You really have an amazing talent. That closing line (and title) is brilliant! … but my favourite name is “To come out of a closet that’s not been invented yet”. It hits like a punch in the stomach.
Thanks Joanne. I rather pride myself on that one! LOL
.. and so you should 🙂
witty rendition of historical dilemma…
One of the oldest in the world, I would imagine.
There’s only one thing an AC/DC man in the BC can say:
Yes, this blog did need a bit of that. Thanks Don!!
I had not thought of such a thing….being the first gay person ever. I’d like to think since you were the first there was no stigma. And everyone was kind of non-thinking about it. Like, well, there’s no handbook on this so…okay by me. I’d like to think that any way.
Hey, that would be awesome, but, unfortunately, somewhere along the way, some people did put a stigma on it. I guess that could be a different take on it though!
Yeah. For all of the compassionate and not bothered by it people in the world…. I’d like to think there were just as many if not more. Until someone started to convince others or teach others-hate and intolerance.
Yes, can that be taught? Ha, ha, kind of the whole nature vs. nuture thing turned around!
Oh, dear. LOL! Too funny! 🙂
When I read this, I was prepared to read about British Columbia and not ancient times, Marissa. Remember those Greek or Roman gods eating grapes? Who knew they would cause bloating. . . 🙂
Who knew with ancient strange creatures like the minotaur, anyone would make a “big deal” about same sex relationships?
This is very true. There was really a lot of sexuality in ancient literature. I wrote this based on a prompt I found about how it would be come out as the first gay person. Who knows??
I think in ancient times, such a confession would bring a large crowd of new and best friends with wine and the urge to party. One had to practice discretion to avoid a messy house and a large wine bill. Not to mention washing all that spilled wine out of the alabaster floor tiles.
You think they really had the means to party that hard in the B.C.? Maybe so…
Oh yes! B.C was when it all happened. After that – Buzz Kill. If you think about it we supposedly had several million years of B.C. to frolic and have fun between war and starvation. We’ve only had 2015 years A.D. We are still in the infancy of the post Christ period. The Chinese were an advanced scientific civilization while Europeans were finger painting in caves. They threw elaborate parties. And we won’t even talk about those concubines and Eunichs that lived out back of the palace. What a royal mess that was. But I digress. 🙂
And what a marvelous digression it is! Enough fodder for a whole other Bible methinks!
Hmmmm. I wonder if I should start another blog… I could call it, Aesops Foibles.
I like it!
🙂 me too!
Very nice Marissa! 🙂 “To come out of a closet that’s Not been invented yet”. That had to be hard!
I would imagine so!
Thank you Mama Mick!