The Chain is Unbroken

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Cyril Tranquilizer

And Milo Depilatory

Don their leather jackets

And put on their mohawk wigs

They put on their mohawk wigs

And step out under the lights

Their power ties shining

In front of the audience

In front of the audience

They deliver the well-known news

That despite that it's worse than it's ever been

It's not as bad as all that

It's not as bad as all that

Please don't panic

The world is going to hell

It's been there all along

It's been there all along

And you should just be comfortable there

It's all under control

And we have the situation in hand

And we have the situation in hand

We'll smash our guitars

Snarl at the audience

And wear cheek piercings and eye makeup

And wear cheek piercings and eye makeup

Bash the drums

Over the economists heads

And we have the situation in hand

And we have the situation in hand

So please stop doing what you've been doing

And start doing more of what you were doing

That got us here

That got us here

But we can get you out

We think we can we think we can we think we can

You can turn off the lights

You can turn off the lights

And remove the microphones

Cyril Tranquilizer

And Milo Depilatory

Have left the building



copyright (C) 2012 christopher w neal all rights reserved

A tip of the hat to Jerilee Wei, whose Hub Types of Poem Forms - French Chain Poems inspired me to write a chain poem of my own!

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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I believe the situation is in hand. Great poem are you putting it to music?


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

mljdgulley-

Thank you very much! No, I don't write music. I'm not averse to someone else trying it, though.


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Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

Good poem hub, Chris...voted up and interesting. I wonder if Milo Depilatory is a cousin to Milo Minder Binder of Catch-22? Keep hubbing!


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Bob - Thank you! Actually, I've never read Catch-22. Probably should do that sometime!

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