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#218200 - 04/15/08 04:48 AM Because I...
AndyJB2005 Offline

Registered: 11/14/06
Posts: 1249
Loc: Minnesota
(Note: This would sound better spoken, 'cause this is more of a spoken word poem but I can't really speak on here, can I? LOL Thanks for reading! -- Andy)

Because I...

Because I
I am the laughter
I am the lie
All of the joke
couched in the fashion I swallow
with pride
I am an animal
in human drag
Scanned by an electronic eye
partially identified
Listening, still
each moment held
like a syringe
above a vein
Waiting for the click
The trigger, the trick

There is an absence apparent
in all voices that speak
A catalogue of my movements
in a computer, in a vault
Survival of the fittest
The funkiest
the most vicious

She asked me to dance
in a playground
of landmines
Her feet are now phantoms
only alive in her head
The feathers I wear
the color of her hair

He told me to kiss
the earth where he shit
Said it was all I deserved
to be fed
He now has a tube to his mouth
and a tube down his leg
Waiting for the click
The trigger, the trick

Through sophisticated analysis, man,
position can be mapped or
speed ascertained
but intention, man,
remains hidden
In the flash of this here

When their orbits decay, man,
those satellites
they sing
Information relayed
while spinning in flames

Survival of the fittest
The funkiest
the most vicious

I wear the robes of a judge
the shoes of a whore
The mask of a surgeon
the pants of a priest
The helmet of a soldier
and the smile
the sweet smile
of a banker

I'm sitting in a cinema
watching a whore
The feature I paid for
was rated and destroyed
When I stand up
my seat will snap
out of existence

Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words. -- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)

#218233 - 04/15/08 09:41 AM Re: Because I... [Re: AndyJB2005]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Thanks for sharing this with us. I really like the ending - the image of the seat that snaps up out of existence once you stand up. Is this your feeling about your place in the world?

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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