A Lost cause of epic proportions

Looking for schemes to launch

hoping and figuring it all out

Too far ahead of time

Your scheduled flight arrives

No one's around

No cab to lift your luggage

No bus station to support your being overweight


Details in your inbox

States

overload, overload, overload

Your smart phone rings off the hook

no money behind any calls

the door closes on every deal

you've been force feeding lies again!

expecting wads of cash to spend

A treasure to simply eat gourmet meals forever end...


Think before you leap

a troll has stolen your very life force

in your deep rem sleep

Ignorance for being greedy & plump with senseless worries

A snowman tossed ice buckets at you and gigantic snow flurries


Such an unfortunate fate

feeling helpless

Homeless

A video game is the world turned robotic and worthless

You have no more 1 up's

so you lose again

One huge balled up crying shame praying for forgiveness to virtual churches

Oh what has money done now


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Thoughtful, well-expressed. I sense a "throw-in-the -towel" heavy sadness; so many hidden meanings. Up and interesting.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm with Jan on this one. There was a sadness to this; whether it reflected your life or not, only you can answer. I do know that the images were excellent.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Mike, Mike, Mike! It's vivid and expressive. Perhaps it's simply your genius writing. Or perhaps it's a mirror reflecting a state of mind or being. Or perhaps it's a mixture of both. But it seems out of character enough that I'm unwilling to ignore that. You do know you're not alone here, right? You're beloved and admired. Discouragement is an enemy. Disable it!!

And - - hugged!! (*(*(*(Mike)*)*)*)

Nellieanna


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@janshares, thanks for the cool comment, yeah its the sad state of affairs of this world today and for many people and from varying differing angles for sure. If this was my reality I wouldn't being writing it though, because I would be able to, and it felt good to unleash it from my heart for sure.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@billybuc, I feel for all those whom are in such troubles today, and so I write for them, as expressively as I can. Maybe just maybe it may help awaken someone who's trapped on course for many of these directions in their lives today and help to reveal whats in occurrence for others. So Bill its not my story, its the story of many.

Thanks bro!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Nellieanna, these are all things that money causes, and not that of my own reality today. I understand that you may have though this is a direct reflection of my life, but poetry holds that power of hidden subliminal messages and so I enjoy playing with words like most poets, tossing around meanings and thought processes is my specialty :)

Thanks for the comment and for sharing!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

I wanted another verse in which the light breaks through, but that's not always the case. You captured a life some can identify with. Thanks for sharing.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@MsDora, Yeah some stories are just one way LOL, I figured I've written so much about positive outcomes and so many how to articles and all. It was time to show the other side using my poetic expression, but I know what you mean though. Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Well they do say that money is the root of all evil. You do need some to get through this life, but I never believed in being greedy about it and lots of times I think too much money just makes people become corrupt. This reminded me of a Latvian immigrant who live in NY and his opinion of the New World was that you had to run through it always with at least a dollar bill in your teeth. This was in the 50s.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Hey there Gypsy, yes indeed greed cuts like a knife through the naked soul and those who deem it the only means to survive in this life today. It's a bad deal when things tend to turn out sour, and so this poem aims to point out more of the true realities people are faced with on a daily basis, and without need to reveal to much.

I plan on writing a long series of poems such as this, and from the perspective of living homeless myself in the past, its from such a perspective that hearts and minds can indeed be opened, and so here it is.

Thanks for reading, commenting and feeling what I dropped onto the page here, you are a true person, and a good friend for sure.

Your budd the Cloud dude!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

It's the sign of our times, sad but true. I liked this! Thank you Dude...


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you Ruby, yes indeed today is filled with so much waste its insane too think otherwise, but then again there are folks trying to help change it all.

I do hope such efforts aren't also a waste, I strongly believe its not and one day we will see true change, but when such a reality shall come to pass I also think is up to God.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

An interesting rendition of desperate dreams.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Whew,Mike - - so it was your genius writing and not a mirror! Whew!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @ Rasta, yeah bro greed is no joke!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Oh yes Indeed Nellieanna, I do my best to creatively express many visions of things far beyond my reach of sight and sounds for sure :)

Thank God right!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I like this a lot Michael. Great flow and wordplay. Is there a video anywhere of you reading this?


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torrilynn 3 years ago

nice hub about those people trying to get money from searching for gold in mines and other spots known for gold. thanks. voted up.


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SkeetyD 3 years ago from Barbados

Certainly thought provoking and full of symbolism and scenarios. It conveys the darkness that people live with everyday: obesity, poverty etc. Great hub.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@PDXKaraokeGuy, Thanks again bro I had fun with this one, and nope not yet I'm working on production of instrumentals to help assist me with in my open poetry delivery online and in video format as well, coming soon for sure bro.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@torrilynn, thank you for the comment and for sharing with me, yeah many of us in this American society need to fix ourselves for sure.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@SkeetyD, Thanks for sharing and for that cool comment. It's rough what people put themselves through today for sure, and I figured why not highlight a drop of it all in a poem.

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