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a lamentation for innocence


Lament

Lament (Photo credit: miss mass)

 

 

a lamentation for innocence

when i was a child
i believed

i believed in God
in the Flag
in Freedom

i spake as a child
and acted accordingly

but gradually
the scales fell from my eyes
(O that they were still there and i had my innocence)
the scales fell from my eyes
and i saw through all the lies

and now
no longer believing the fairy tales of my youth
no longer believing in anything
i speak as a Man

where only those that still believe
the lies that they are fed
can find succor

and i lament

 

the Devil’s bills


English: The Devil's Fireplace, detail- the Devil

English: The Devil’s Fireplace, detail- the Devil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

i can’t
remember when it started

what shook me
from the Tree of Ordinary Life

yeah, i was there
Yuppie to the core
and climbing over dead men’s bones
without examining my own

without examining my own

i could have
grabbed a brass ring
cashed in
lived with the lies you have to tell
to get along

except

i wasn’t getting along
i wasn’t getting along at all

my body
my spirit
fought me at every step

and something snapped
perhaps I snapped

but found
i couldn’t play the reindeer games
required to pay the Devil’s bills

 

Hear the SoundCloud reading I did:  <click here>

 

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