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

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Dominic Caruso, iPinckney Rivers, isandrea mosses, iAlan Cook, iShervin Hojat, Ph.D., iSusan Rempel, iBlue Sleighty, i

  Home > Political Science > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Martin T Ingham

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 53 Titles
· 56 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: May, 2007

Martin T Ingham, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Path, Vol. 2 No. 2
by Mary Nickum

A literary magazine for the general reader...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


No Brain Mortgage
by Martin T Ingham
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Martin T Ingham
•  By Jove, By Jingo!
•  Land Beyond The Sky
•  Patented DNA
•  The Shelves Are Bare
•  A Vast and Important Nothing.
           >> View all 28

The ballad of financial ruin, of those abused by the bureaucracy, felled prey to the profiteering which abounds in all aspects of the modern society.

The home mortgage has foreclosed.
The taxes came and I could not pay,
so the IRS took my shirt away,
but they can't put a lien on my brain.
All they can do is try to drive me insane,
yet my feet are accustomed to rain.
Getting wet now and then may bring me a pain
but to try to escape it's in vain
for the just and unjust; they likewise remain.

But I'm all right
and I'll still be here
to make it through the night
and their day will not see me gone
from the pain and the strife
of everyday life.
I shall be their thorn,
to cry and deride the societal drain
and the lenders will just make a sigh
as I tell them my wallet is dry.

Tonight the stars,
tomorrow, the worldly scars
inflicted by the branding iron of bureaucracy
born into slavery, to a master that has no real name,
no face. Just an arbitrary place
assigned by a million lies,
designed to profiteer us to die.

But they'll never take my midnight sky,
no matter how much they may try.

Martin's Website

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


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


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Sounds like you speak the voices of many. No one can ever take your spirit away and sometimes that is all we need....

Be safe,
Karen
Popular Poetry (Political Science)
  1.  Workin' for the Jeb Man
  2.  Will Work for Pennies (900 billion)
  3.  Eight Days of Work
  4.  Is the end nigh...?
  5.  UN United Nations...

The Haitian Drama, history taking the wrong turn by Antoine Raphael

Haiti, like any country in distress, needs a politico-socio-economic philosophy to pull itself from standstill and be on the road to self-determination. Thus, in a way, Haiti chron..  
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.