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Psychotic Ignorance

Updated on April 11, 2020

By: Wayne Brown

Nameless faces along the crowded city streets

No time for names, no time to meet

Humanity in motion all headed somewhere

Totally focused on their own welfare

Honking horns, crying tires, screaming shouts

Seems there’s a traffic nightmare all about

Drivers are upset; cut-off and in a rage

Just kill the guy next to you; turn the page

Chaos, confusion, blank spaces in time

Poetry on walls with verses that won’t rhyme

Graffiti walls painted way up passed our knees

Is it a form of art or have we turned to sleaze?

Crime in the streets; robbing banks and liquor stores

Pimps propped up on the corner, working their whores

All happening right out in there in plain sight

No fear of seeing John Law downtown tonight

Skateboarders weaving their way between cars

Drunks stumbling into the streets out of bars

Sanity is hiding in the alley out back

Chaos reigns supreme on the Main Street track

Plotters, pilferers, robbers, killers and the like

Are all out on the prowl on this city night

Looking for any targets of opportunity

Some will go to jail but most will run free

This is what a civilized society becomes

When the streets are over-run with gutter-scum

Civility is lost; crime is the pastime of choice

The noise of the chaos drowns out a saner voice

Society has lost its trust; disorder rules the night

People huddle in their houses overcome by fright

Looting and burning; take whatever you can

Then jump through the window and run from the man

Society and order teeter on the edge of destruction

Laws are no longer a deterrence or obstruction

There are so many criminals, they steal from each other

Things are out of hand; mankind is killing his brother

Crooked politicians lining their pockets with gold

A nation immersed in debt and ready to fold

Still the lies are broadcast on the nightly news

To mollify and pacify if not to merely confuse

The glue has been pulled from the precious seams

An orderly world is just a remembrance of dreams

Faith, trust, and love are completely dispensed

The world is overrun with psychotic ignorance

©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Wayne Brown


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