Tuesday, 29 October 2013


NONSENSE VERSE

 
21st Century 24–Hour News Cycle Blues

 
Pastel Elvis in Kresge windows
Soviet missiles in Black Sea silos

 
Playgrounds, parties, pets and priests
Analog world without Tweets

 
Cable TV was three border stations
Rabbit ears with tin foil mutations

 
I got old last week and realized how
Took a pen to paper and mused What now

 
The Rolling Stones have rocked past fifty
Keef’s alive, now there’s a mystery

 
And Victor’s still ruling on Y and R
Quit on Chrysler, sold my K Car

 
So I paid too much for an iPad Touch
Thank you Apple, for my digital crutch

 
Some celebrity girl is doing The Twerk
We’re all streaming YouTube at work

 
Middle-aged moms loading soft-core porn
Tea Party’s on and to Jesus they’re sworn

 
Automatic toys in playrooms down South
If guns make you nervous shut your mouth

 
Looping mass murder on CNN
Piers and pundits round table again

 
Time to crowd source another flash mob
Vacant Occupation is a full-time job

 
Entitled vandals in designer hoodies
Smashing plate glass and looting goodies

 
Now I’m tucked in café with free WiFi
Watching it all and wondering why

 
Don’t ping me, man, but don’t leave me alone
Tonight or any night, you can use the phone

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