Oh Walt! Oh Whittman!

From day to day

Prescription to prescription

Consuming a concoction of chemicals

From tablet to tablet,

Dose to dose

Waiting, hoping that one day will be better

Keeping, sustaining, preventing, enabling and prolonging an existence

What existence? For what purpose?

To absurdly assume a purpose?

To do as Walt wants us to do?

For the sordid crowds do plod around me now

And through the cities of the foolish

flow the endless trains of the faithless

Terminating at the same destination for all of us

A destination that medication puts a little further out of reach

prolonging the path to shuffle off this mortal coil,

to what end do we lengthen our journey, because we can?

Is it the length of the journey or the route that we take?

Is Whittman’s play so truly powerful?

Is it worthy of my verse?

Am I unworthy of his play?

Dr Seuss’s Endless Balls

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Dr. Seuss’s Endless Balls

Progress, consumerism, credit and greed

The pleasure and pain, the want and the need

Liposuction and botox injection

The need to watch porn to get an erection

Alcohol, cigarettes, opium and meth

Hiring a speedboat down the river of death

Waiting in an embassy, break out in a sweat

Suffer a panic attack and oxygen debt

Fast food, French fries, burgers, Big Mac

Type 2 diabetes and a heart attack

Children so fat they can’t walk to school

Run in the playground or kick a football

Desktops, laptops and cellular phones

Murdering Muslims with remote control drones

Using public money to bail out banks

When did we join the socialist’s ranks?

Stem cells, genome and genes mutating

A Repetitive Strain Injury, from masturbating

In willful ignorance we choose to sit and watch porn

While all the time virgin consumers are born

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

Makes it possible for me to see visitors

And a head full of Tri Cyclic Anti depressant

Look, I am smiling and acting more pleasant

Genocide, suicide, corruption and coups,

I’m a good citizen because I watch the news

The world is suffering and I know it’s a shame

But I’m going to help out right after the game