A Bad Dream in Reality
Standing alone in a sea of lies
In the midst of gangs of opulent eyes,
Hitting the remote in the game of life
Screaming your own tirades that cut like a knife.
The same vicious cycle with the daily commute
Tossing that cigarette butt in gutters with chemicals enroute
While sucking a hard candy made of bacon grease,
Let’s have another, the taste sure to please.
Putting down your life to the bearded prince
Simply due to the common experience
Smile and say your prayers to the office chief
Who really is the most wayward emotional thief.
Candidates from a risqué dream steal your sense,
Paychecks in the sewers badly represents
The American dream that used to be
From life that was taxed to a guarantee.
Now it has come down to do unto others
Before you offend your snake eyed brothers,
While Mother Earth shudders in disbelief
Catching your other hand pocketing the beggar’s relief.
Reaching for the cold coffee in styrofoam trash
Which lands in the creek with barely a splash,
While considering pink slime from the golden arches
Where doctors stay on alert and greed inevitably marches.
Man’s inhumanity to man is a daily vigil
Through thoughtlessness and placid religion,
Yet save my pennies and let the elephants die
To make a choice with demand and supply.
I cannot awaken no matter how I try,
Tossing and turning while the tax man applies
A vice to the head and makes me write bad checks
And Tyson villifies those sadly red necks.
When horror then lets me breathe again
I don my sanity to escape for the weekend,
To a land of beauty where nature is free
Where I might gain morals as a temporary escapee.