Why Is It "O.K."?

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

taken from my book, "Thought Whereabouts"

Why Is It "O.K."?


The power to feel so content

While pissed off at the same damned time

That ev'rything

__isn't right

The make-believe thoughts of college years

Moving past my would-be peers

__at the speed of "slow"

Slow enough to holler a cat call to

A dirty little prostitute or two

The knowing that it just feels so wrong

But not knowing how to carry on

I'm cornered into acceptance

__of every situation I'm put thru

Near the likes of me

__it's no good

Took a look at time I spent

__perched up on a bench

____blowin' clouds

______like Mickey Mouse

________on a rampage

__________trippin' over strings of spaghetti

I'm not done

I'm more than ready

Ready to tear my own hea off

And run down thee ally ways

Just let the poison reach me


__where I am


__I'm a man


__not so much

I've been toyed with so much

__over there

____that it makes be a boy

So slap the silliness off

__of your own damned face

Because you look so silly

__with your mind gone to waste

I'll chop the rest of you up for you

Since you can't even do that right

And in thee end

__you'll be just like me

"A freak on a short leash

Like a pet bein' malnourished"

To the death we will fight

And one of us will die

But who's to ay it's either you or I?


12-13-'15 #1

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: December 19, 2015

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