Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Paddy Bostock, iMr. Ed, iKim Lambert, iKaren Wilson, iDavid Hamilton, iG. Roscoe, iDarryl Jenkins, i

  Home > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Charles Peter Watson

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· 15 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Mar, 2010

Charles Peter Watson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Insanity (It's Calling Me)
by Charles Peter Watson
Monday, March 22, 2010
Rated "R" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Charles Peter Watson
•  The Hair Up There
•  Blood Races
•  Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
•  Spring Forward
•  Vigil Of The Autumnal Firefest
           >> View all 11

Originally, these were the lyrics to a song. Upon leaving my band, I turned them into this poem, an amusing biting satire on popular culture of this turn of the century.

For months to years, there’s blurry visions aired on HD screens
where silicon-chip boob tubes wet nursed health-deficient ‘tweens.
It’s diva sweeps & treason chic. That’s hot! You know, like, neuvo-clique.
Off to probe our warming globe for greener worlds to seek.
Damn, it sucks, this growing old, where dumb & smart collide
and data gained a light-speed time gives aid to speed freak pride.
Why do I not understand a single text U say?
Don’t you know that with a ring, I’d blow your car away?

Paris once in France’s heart is now an heiress be
while being real’s colloquial on poor rich MTV
Fun’s prescribed most commonly to offset common boredom
Girls gone wild on alcohol can lend your ass in whoredom
Poor white trailer trashiness can drive Mercedes-Benzes
into anybody’s life and pay for their expenses.
Children born to skeletal recidivists of detox
surely reap the benefits their parents spent on Botox.

Now the body is a cell
locked inside an iPod shell
bound for Idol worship hell
hoping their just hot enough, LOL.
On a map, you cannot find
all the smarts you left behind
or the nation you’ve defined.
How do you spell ‘undermined’ in the time it will tell?

Greener gas alternatives can’t beat an SUV
unless it’s in a race to see which tank won’t reach the E
Telling red from blue is hard without a D or R.
Text some digits, you can vote your 15-minute star.
Karma is a strange excuse to use instead of fate.
Vulgar words that piss folks off are banned for spreading hate.
Why not outsource bitching over jobs sent overseas?
If someone’s illegal, do they speak ‘illegalese?'
Insanity. It’s calling me.

How can square pegs fit their niche inside a pigeonhole
when all that’s deemed ‘alternative’ is common rock’n’roll?
If you win the war on drugs, how will you celebrate?
Who needs Desperate Housewives when your cult allows you 8?Your daughter’s eyes need major Lazik if she thinks you’re neat.
Once I’ve had a certain Crow, she’ll need more than one sheet.
Now I finish with my rant on popularity.
Post this work to 10 more friends & good luck being free.
Insanity. It’s calling me.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Myth, Magic, and Metaphor, A Journey into the Heart of Creativity by Patricia Daly-Lipe

Myth, Magic, and Metaphor takes the reader on a journey – a journey of discovery. The book was not written to provide answers. It was written to provoke questions. Tidbits of in..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.