You drew me naked

You drew me naked 
With strokes of feeling
A Micheal angelo 
On the Sistine ceiling
My manhood stood
For you erect
But it wasn’t 
Politically correct 
So to disguise
This fact of life
They castrated art
With their knife
And grew a fig leaf 
As overalls 
A leafy underpants
To dress my balls
If art is meant 
To paint in lies
It will the truth disguise
And water down 
The wine we drink
To make us stop
And never think
Leave us poorer
With it’s censored stance
And kill the secrets
Of romance
Let speech be free
Let mouths speak
But never on canvas
The truth to leak
The naked truth
To shy to see
The naked beauty
Can’t be free
A fig leaf truth
Is a half truth told
By artist who
Their souls have sold
And art it’s not
But a tampered crime
Where art is spoken
In a mime
Of half suggestions
A bungled mess
Where truth is hidden
In a fig leaf dress

A poem against artistic censorship for adult audience


  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 4 years ago

    Well said. We are a bit uptight over the naked plight.

  • it seems to be more acceptable
    for woman to bear all
    but then i guess men carry a slippery ball
    so weather their uptight about men who are upright
    is just a funny way at looking at the debate.

    – timbuckley

  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 4 years ago

    I am with you there!!! It’s not fair!! ha ha

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 4 years ago

    Tim – Scathingly beautiflly BRILLIANT!! Bravo BRAVO!!

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 4 years ago
    . . the leafy underpants!! LOL
  • mss3
    mss3almost 4 years ago

    Very well stated and I see your bits of humor in how you delivered this verse! Very refreshing read Tim! xoxo – E

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely write Tim and I think you got your point across. Made me smile and I can see a little sketch running in my head. :)

  • love to see the drawing (the one in your head) the only reason I stand so erect in this poem is that it rhymes better with politically “correct” than limp. lol

    – timbuckley

  • RoxyRain
    RoxyRainalmost 4 years ago


  • great is an exaggeration but thank you any way, just someone on here painted a nude but some people objected and asked her to remove it it was strange to hear of censorship of the ordinary in this place of all places, have a look 2 poems back" darkness shines its black light "an anti war poem thats a bit better than this one but got lost quickly in the poetic traffic of the bubble.

    – timbuckley

  • mermanda
    mermandaalmost 4 years ago

    This is very lovely! Censorship… I would love to see what you could weave together without it :)
    I think you are venturing out a little in your writing :) It’s very refreshing :)
    I love this style from you, makes for very interesting thoughts and images in my head :)

  • Could you scribble those thoughts down exposing my self to highlight free speech is a noble calling

    – timbuckley

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    Tim, well written and expressed…cheers, Lisa

  • Thank you love the portrait you must be flattered

    – timbuckley

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2almost 4 years ago

    love the concept ..wonderful write..

  • Thank you

    – timbuckley

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