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The Canary And The Shaft

Updated on March 6, 2013


All’s fair in war and business.

Politics are the lamely same,

Voters are genetically modified.

All choices playing the shamely game.


The vultures circle high,

As thieves hone their graft.

And most of us exist,

As canaries in a mine-shaft.


It’s a charming dictatorship,

Perpetuated by would be kings.

They love the canary’s song,

As long as the canary sings.


Love should be an Olympic event.

Ever jumping higher hurdles,

Eventually it’s a social disease,

Highly visible as love curdles.


The canary’s goin’ for a ride.

The canary’s singing now.

The bird’s been the cat’s meow,

But this is the canary’s last luau.


We’ve searched and perched,

As poisons saturate.

And everybody loves Jesus.

But Jesus didn’t hate.


Soon they’ll be afloat,

On the River Styx without a raft.

Until then, put my name with others,

As canaries up their shaft.



~Micky Dee~


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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Awesome poem, Micky.

      Well said in every way.

      Hope you´re doing ok, friend.

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I agree with Amy, she put it so eloquently . . . ! I'm glad you have chosen to share your beautiful soul with us Mickey and that it has a healing effect on what you must have gone through. Sending healing blessings your way! Kathi :O)

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      jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Micky I think leaders are are all cloned. Do you remember the tv series "The invaders",all had a missing little finger ? I think they are here now.

      jandee (Tom makes me smile,even in his seriousness)

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sad song to the vulnerable of the world...tiny, but colorful living beauty that sings a song worthy of an opera, yet is silenced as a sacrificial lamb. The world is a cold, cruel place where money is the only voice that matters. Brilliant allegory, Micky Dee. Bless your beautiful soul.

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      justom 4 years ago from 41042

      What up brother? I've been pretty lame on here for a while so I thought I'd just touch base and see how life's treating you. If you get a chance check out the hub I just put up, Justin did a tile that made me think of you and all our brothers and sisters that suffered through that fuckin' war. Peace, as always.....Justin and Tom

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      Joy56 4 years ago

      hi Micky how ya doing great write.