The Worker

Poem by: steven cooke

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Work is for fools and horses. One can live for work or one can work to live. Either way a high proportion of your life is spent there. The question is was it worth it when the Reaper comes a calling?

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Submitted: March 28, 2012

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The Worker

 

Torn from sleeps oasis

The razor stings my mortal soul

A glance in the mirror to know I exist

For the face of god lies there

And behind this forced smile

A lunatic walks in the shadow of me

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But within this admission

The asylum of my brain

 Has a garden where sanity grows

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For bound in chains we gather

Though wind and snow bar our way

Pouring through these asphalt veins

Clogged with cholesterol filled ambition

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For Monday morning dines once more

 On another workers soul

And all the while the tick of the clock

 Winds down this drone

 In happy reapers favour

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But the rebels among us

Hide in the womb of our imagination

To keep the corporate illusions at bay

And my secret butterfly carries this tortured soul

To a place beyond the dollars eye

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Where the snake rattles its distain for humanity

For solitude is all I desire

And all the while the clock ticks on

And my existence trickles down the cities throat

Quenching this monster they call progress

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And as I crawl home through zombie minds

I feel sorry for the splattered fly on my windshield

For its freedom has ended

Yet my dreams of freedom linger on

Although within my heart I know

This too, will soon be gone.

 

 

 

 

 


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Work is for fools and horses. One can live for work or one can work to live. Either way a high proportion of your life is spent there. The question is was it worth it when the Reaper comes a calling?

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