The Kicker

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
It's not a perfect world we live in, but some people like to pretend it is.

Submitted: July 06, 2017

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Diamond-patterned curtains

And your rainbow-fragment dreams

Stockings stuffed with alimony

It’s bursting at the seams.

We cannot want for nothing

No, we’re just a simple folk

There’s nothing left in town square

But the statue of our hope.

Who knows where we will end up?

Who can see what’s in store?

What matters when you’re floundering

Fifty feet from the shore?

 

Will no one cast a line to help?

Will no one look this way?

What will become of our old lives

When the past is gone away?

Don’t try to levitate the carpet

Don’t carve a boy from wood

He won’t become a real boy

It’s a fiction.  Understood?

 

What does it all matter now?

There’s nothing we can do

We’ve lost the will to keep the fight

We’re burnin’ what we’ve built.

It’s time that we curled up

On the sofa we all love

Turn on that magic box

And let it drown our sad thoughts.

 

We have no more warriors

Our soldiers are overseas.

Everything will go away

Including you and me.

Our tails are tucked and our heads are down

We’re suffering the disease

It’s a mighty easy surrender

When the world has grown lazy.

 

Take it then or take it now

What difference does it make?

Your freedoms are not worth a damn

Liberty is a fake.

Fight for what you believe in

Or fight against what you don’t

It won’t make one difference

You’re a pawn that has been broke.

 

It’s the kicks.  I know it, son

But it’s the godawful truth

Not that you will care much

The human waste that is our youth.

What hope can we find from the future?

What knowledge is in the past?

When common sense evades the mind

You’re another worthless ass.

So go on and be a star sensation

With a million-trillion views

The important stuff doesn’t matter now

Time to bitch ‘cause you’re paying the dues.



© Copyright 2017 Jeff Bezaire. All rights reserved.

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