Off-Beat Poetry

April 22, 2011

Don’t you think
That it’s a sign of the times,
The flow of this rhyme,
As we’re pushed to the brink
Of civilization
That young souls
Both bought and sold
Fight for the chance
To be their own man
In a part of the world
Where the words of one
Outweigh the cries of many

And still they persist
Like a glorious infection
Spreading through the worn
Ligaments of oppression and
On borrowed time
The smoking barrels
Aimed at their own
Neighbors and sons
A gruesome display
Of the fall of Man

And here we are
Squabbling chickens
Afraid to lose their coop
Pointing crooked fingers
But none are willing,
Too many problems
To even try to fix
And betwixt my ears
A certain bell tolls
And I can’t help but notice
Which are the people
Who love their land and
Their lives enough to
Stand up and shout

The last trigger pulled
Leaves young and old
In a sweetened haze
At least we went
Down swinging



9 Responses to “Off-Beat Poetry”

  1. cornerphd Says:

    No Ear biting allowed, 😉 well said.

  2. Oh Michael. This is so WHAM right in your face. I like the way you rhyme in places. It feels just right 🙂

  3. Mitu Says:

    For a stranger, you seem to see right through the world…….liked it very much especially the beinning 🙂

  4. lovely work….

    Enjoyed this, awesome talent.

    Invite you to join poets rally week 42 by sharing a free verse today.

    You will love the encouragements you get once you are in and make commitment.

    Your poetry rocks!

    Hope to see you in!
    Have A Blessed Easter!

  5. glh Says:

    Fabulous word play. Such creative choices. Squabbling chickens is a great metaphor.

  6. strong emotion, i like the angst…three thumbs up 🙂

  7. Michael Says:

    Wow, thank you so much everyone! 🙂

  8. Jingle Says:

    your poetry is divine..

    invite you sharing a free verse with poets rally today.…12 hours to go before we are closed.

    Hope to see you in!
    Have A Blessed Thursday!

    claim three awards in my Tuesday post regardless you join or not, have fun!
    bless you.

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