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The Need to Be Entertained

Updated on November 18, 2010

I see a face that can't be allowed...

happiness can't come to rich or proud...

miserable in my state in grace...

reading these rags sent out into space...

Wal Mart, Target, Macy's and more...

I work here, I shop here, need I say more?

Lets see if photo, recording or tape...

proof of their weaknesses, human disgrace...

restores my faith that faithlessness is key...

happiness farce, nothing to see...

never look up or you just might fall...

course that's why I refuse every mountain appalled...

drinking my gall...

to say what I say and do what I do...

in surety that you can't be what I won't be...

to remove the savor of pie...

so eating crow, luckier you won't be...


Tell me dear people...

why should you repine?

You got what you paid for...

Why can't I get mine?

If I am willing to bleed in ways you will not...

It is worthy that you should have what you have got...

tell me your story of woe and dismay...

I will show you a soul who goes out of their way...

topple your ideals, remade mirrors of you...

oh, what a farce...

So close that news paper, rag, and the like...

Put down that shovel...

That pit's deep enough...

Oops...

Blaaam, splash....

You can't get out...

tough.

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    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      I think we are all unhappy some times. I am sorry about that. Sometimes religion for its splendor and power, isn't meant to keep us from experiencing problems and pain. I have always considered it a small price to follow Christ and that helps most days but not all.

      The poem was written from two points of view that were broken by stanza. One is the audience being addressed... the other is a perspective on that point of view. Just something to think about. I am glad it touched you all the same.

    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Hi Jaggedfrost, One aspect of your poem that I don't why for sure but it was "miserable in my state in grace' for me. I think because even though I am saved by God's grace sometimes I'm miserable. I can also relate to the overall feeling your poem gives off.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      Perhaps I am. I look for many things. I may not find all of them but I look all the same. I can't always help that I don't like what I see. Thanks Doug and Malin for stopping by.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      8 years ago

      It is a dark piece, and I'm not a Happy Holiday Shopper...I fake it to get by...Are you looking for the true meaning in this Commercial World of ours? LOL!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      8 years ago

      Ha ha, darkly funny, especially the "splash" ending. Macys, Target, etc... a reminder that we are in the holiday season grind. Ugh!

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      I appreciate you stopping by. I'm curious how you relate to this.

    • Sky321 profile image

      Sky321 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Cool, I really like this and I can relate. Good work and expression. Thanks for sharing God bless.

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