ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

"Majestic" (circa 188o)

Updated on August 28, 2012
Tombstone before fire of 1881
Tombstone before fire of 1881 | Source

"Majestic"



“Majestic”, they called that town


The one that caught him and brought him down


Squirrels, birds, and residents of the day


Came out to watch him hanged they say


He couldn’t shut shut-up about “superfluities”


And they branded him outlaw for the his talking disease


Little did they know they were missing


The way a bee kisses a flowers to glisten


Attorneys, and hags, and all the unknown


Were showing all that was unshone


Cause they lacked the guts to break the current, see


One duck, two duck, three ducks agree


Children aren’t meant to be handled with fingers—


They slip through the cracks brandishing their stingers


No one can dance around


They grow up from the ground


Careful to get in their drunken way


Because the laws of nature have hit the hay


They want to see him swing from that rope


Like a man who didn’t get the joke


You’re a person with some self-esteem


Do you know what it means?


To lose all you’ve got from a trap door


Built by the imaginatively poor


His last words were something like this:


“I woke the snakes without a hiss,”


And his feet twitched like the a bug in the eye


And so he went into the sky


But now and then, now and then


Our progeny remember the life we send


More so as time kicks its heels


We’re all subject to God’s wheels.



-Mike Head (8/28/12)




Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Strong words about a wrongful hanging. In a way, scriptures say.."let he who is without sin , let the stoning begin"...It seems to have happened all over again...Nice work and very expressive in displaying your thoughts.

    Click to Rate This Article