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The Angry One

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2012 by dc

Scribbling your furrow across continents,
Fizzing with political injustice
And frothing with sociopathic rage,

In this strange modern age
We see your thoughts
Like the slogans on billboards,

We read your grim, ugly stories
As they spill from your
Chipped varnish fingernails,

And we watch as you stutter giddy
From town to town
Cloaking the need for love
In shocking pink headlines
And freedom fighter prose.

There is a shiver in your fury,
A shudder in your eyes
And a rumble in your stomach,

Amidst the journey to find yourself
You’ve found cloth squares of intrigue
And stitched together a blanket,

You’ve picnicked on the thoughts of others,
All poker faced and bilious,
Hunting through voices,

An electric need for the unique,
Ignoring the uncertainty
Of songs that have already been sung,

Roads weary from wandering,
Such sorrowful fun,

On the run from
No-one.