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I DREAMED

i dreamed
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I dreamed I was a general With an army ready to serve I dreamed I was a hero  Till I’d wake and lose my nerve  I dreamed I was a good man And always knew what to do But one … Continue reading

3am

i dreamed
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Love requires patience  Life takes time But how long must I wait Until the Gods make you mine? Nothing makes sense Until you don’t need it to anymore  We miss our golden chances We take the wrong door  Wish I … Continue reading

I SAW A FUTURE

i saw a future
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I saw a future. Or perhaps just a dream. A city where rats the size of dogs scurried along streets, growing stronger feeding on toxic waste. Crowded sidewalks filled with beggars begging beggars for a crumb. Or some leftover soup. … Continue reading

THERE’S A TRAIN A’COMIN’.

there’s a train a’comin’.
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I think I was wounded a while ago. Around that time you said goodbye. I remember it rained as if on cue. But you hanged me on every word. I guess I had it comin’. You see, I believed in … Continue reading

HOW THE BIRD SINGS

how the bird sings
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I remember a place Not far from here In a small town I held someone dear In a strange time My favourite year Now I can’t think of it Without shedding a tear Some people change Some people rust Some people betray you And piss on your trust I’m running out of time To do the things...

I LOOKED AT THE SKY

i looked at the sky
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Today I looked at the sky And wondered why Nothing makes sense down here We judge people on shades And not substance We fall over ourselves To worship idiots We stay too long at parties For fear of going home with ourselves To the same room Tomb We live and die in We...

A BRAND NEW YOU

a brand new you
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I was too wise to see What everybody else knew To spite you I outsmarted me I fell in love with a brand new you She talks like you Walks like you Does everything except Think like you Everything you’ve been hearing Is true I fell in love with a brand new...

THE DAY GEORGE ROMERO MET BOOM BOOM GECKO

the day george romero met boom boom gecko
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It was a normal day Like any other Knee deep in chaos And calls from his mother George Romero had just flown back A big game hunter who’d gone off-track With a reputation of some renown He caught a taxi into town He’d come a long way on a wing and...

TOGETHER AGAIN

together again
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I used to be Kit Carson But I lost my way So I changed my name To Danny Kaye And uprooted myself To Hollywood Where the people Were socially minded and good I bought a nice house With a swimming pool And sent my kids To the finest school I drank and had fist fights With...

YOU LOOKED AT ME

you looked at me
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There was a window In the chaos When you looked at me Confirming my existence And it all seemed right Across a semi-crowded room Of nothingness And recycled opinions Based upon acceptable misinformation And yet I saw something real And in that brief moment We beheld truth Sometimes it’s the words That get in our...