Time 2008

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about the sefish society we have created, the grab everything and stuff everyone else attitude that has prevailed since the 1980's.

One thing I wish to make clear from the start is that poets often use other voices to move a narrative along.

I do not agree with the views stated in some of the verses. I hope this will prevent any negative comments calling me a bigot or a racist or a homophobe. It is merely a case of using another voice to make a point.

I hope this explanation will prevent me being flamed or lynched...

That aside I hope you enjoy it.

Submitted: January 09, 2008

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Time
 
Time is wasted
Time is torn
Time is still born
 
Barren desolate shooting searing screaming dragging
Its way into my mind
Whirlwind blown tornado crushed pulverized
Pounded beyond all recognition
 
Scattered beyond our mortal grasp fingers clawing reaching
Frantic scrabbling through the rock face
Face up to face down
Dealing cards aces and eights in every hand
Dead mans handle straight down the line
 
Railroad tracks glare steely in the sun
Tarnished twisted railroaded to the sky
Screaming pistons steam hammers pound
Furnaces roar
 
Red light in the sky
Sickly streaming nauseous
Vomiting chimneys spew fumes
 
Diseased veins pump black fluid
Cancer sucks a young girls breast
The old mans chest wheezes coal dust
Clogging every pore
From the sea to the soil
You’re back in the dirt
Six feet or a blast furnace to cloud up the sky
 
Whirling apocalyptic mushroom clouds destroy
To defeat all sense and reason insane lunatic
Tied and straitjacketed
Go bang your head on a foam padded wall
 
Or they’ll kill you and call you martyr
A true hero, a noble life well spent
Money in both hands
Money in your pockets
Money in your mind
You’ll have pennies on your eyes
When the time comes
 
Charon will carry you home over the river styx
Drift past the gibbering souls on the shore
Lost forever out of sight out of mind
 
Too bad he had to die
But it was hopeless
There was nothing we could do
 
The life support machine bleeps in the darkness
Somewhere among the tubes there is a life
Once a human being now more dead than alive
No priest no confession no last rites
No rights at all
Just a novelty of technology
 
What is there to do ?
What is there to see ?
You can see nothing beyond your sphere
What can I do ?
 
I cannot help you
I have problems of my own
You have no money
Well that’s too bad
 
Who can I buy ?
Who can I screw ?
Can I have a rise ?
 
Money screams look at me
Look at my wife but not too close
Just one quick look before I put her away
 
The shadow of oblivion hangs over you
Calvary the bloody hill the sacred heart
The last temptation
 
Just one more
Just one more drink
Just one more cigarette
Just one more needle
Just one more joint
Give it to me
Just one more time
 
Just one more young girl
Innocent in her youth
Pure in her virginity
No one will know
Even more, no one will care
 
No one saw him fall
No one saw the blood
No one saw the killer
In the broad daylight
No one heard the shot
No one saw the knife
No one saw the car
No one heard the child scream
 
The noble green and pleasant land
The home of the brave
The land of the free
Justice and fair play on the field
And in the courtroom
Peaceful Sunday mornings balmy summer evenings
 
Read the paper unlock your mind
And leave it outside
We’ll tell you all you need to know
And no more
 
Forget the terrorists delirious smile
From the blood splattered emerald isle
To the carnage in the shopping mall
 
Just cross yourself and hope for the best
And thank Christ it wasn’t you
Infect your mind blur reality
Soften the edges
 
(Remember its not the fall that’s dangerous it’s the ground)
 
Maybe if you’re drunk enough
You just won’t care
Maybe if you’re stoned enough
You won’t notice
When reality kicks you in the teeth
 
Suffer my innocent children
My sweet pretty things
Mummy will care for you
Now daddy’s gone away
Don’t worry he can’t hurt you now
Don’t worry just watch TV for a while
 
But my sweet child
Treasure your precious innocence
Hold it tenderly in both hands
Close to your heart
Dark glasses will hide the bruises
Long shirts will hide the scars
 
Look out for the bogeyman
Mummy lied
Daddy hid the truth for you
Grandma and grandpa will live forever
If you believe it you say
 
Look out for the monster under your bead
Before you go to sleep
Before you say your prayers
Pray to God to keep you safe
The only one you can trust to help you
Now your innocence has gone to heaven
 
Don’t stay in the sunshine too long
The rays will give you cancer
Don’t stand in the rain
The acid will burn your skin
 
See the rainforest disappear
See the sea turn black
See the land poisoned
To give you food
 
See the species disappear
See the dancing horses
ROLL UP ROLL UP
The greatest show on earth
 
What’s an ozone layer for anyway ?
 
Search the sky for the sun
Search the sea for fish
Search the forest for trees
 
Search your heart
Search your soul
Search your mind
But not too hard
You won’t like what you find
 
Put your faith in the military
Put your faith in the arms race
Put your faith in the nuclear deterrent
Put your conscience in a jar
And hide it away
Put your compassion somewhere dangerous
With any luck it will get killed
 
Listen to what is said to you
We’ll feed you
With a silver spoon
Live the life of Riley
Just listen to what I say
 
What I want I get
What I can’t buy I take
What I can’t see I ignore
What I don’t like I destroy
What’s living I kill
Then it cant hurt me
 
Who is this guy God ?
I didn’t vote for him
I saw his son once
On a plane
 
Bring God down here
We’ll sort this shit out
Man to man
 
We’ll put our faith in destiny
We’ll put our children
Into care
 
We’ll open your body
We’ll open your legs
We’ll mess around with you
Until you understand
 
Let’s take out your heart
Let’s take out your conscience
Let’s take off your face
Let’s take away your name
 
Let’s bash open your chest
Let’s bash in your head
Let’s watch your brains
Pour onto the floor
 
Feed your heart to the dogs
Oh just watch it pump !
 
I’ll fatten you up
You see its almost Christmas
And I fancy some rump
 
I can’t say I blame you
For running away
But you’ll be back
 
You can dig a tunnel
You can climb the wall
You can sneak past the guards
 
But watch out for the mines
Oh and the car is booby trapped
The trains aren’t running
And there’s no turning back
 
Don’t worry about his problems
If you ignore him he’ll go away
If you don’t feed him he’ll starve
Either way the problems solved
 
We’ll make a gesture
What a brilliant idea
Earn some votes
Earn me some money
 
A few bags of corn
A few pounds of aid
A few bombs a few planes
A few machine guns
And maybe a tank or two
 
Don’t want no commies round here
NO SIR !
Don’t want no gays
Don’t want no lesbians
Don’t want no blacks
Don’t want no yellows
Don’t want no reds
Don’t want no nothing
 
We want white
We want money
We want fast cars
We want more guns than you
We want more of everything
All I can say is FUCK YOU !
 
Boneman 1993/2008
©Boneman productions 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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