Wednesday, February 20, 2013

your blind strength

burning faces of the weak and weary,
the drugged up and drunk,
the chronically alone and wandering,
the homeless, the poor, the luckless,
the vagrants and reprobates,
the twisted and insane,
are laced with frozen shit, ice and dirt,
chucked by the miserable wind,
but your blind strength gets you through,
your genetic gift to the human race,
your mind is a machine,
your body a vessel of beautiful form,
lean muscle and boundless energy,
your motivating speeches,
an underhanded and undermining criticism of the weak, the failed, the frightened,
who flock to you for guidance and protection,
and take shelter at your feet,
you lucky duck,
an eternal birthday party just for you,
every day is your day,
as you watch ignorantly from the tower of your confidence,

but woe unto the shifting wind,
the rumbling storm,
nature's movements about to change your destiny,
and twist your proud song out of tune,
feel your slipping hope,
the fast bleeding of your success,
and sycophantic grandeur,
the unraveling of your contingent legacy,
the universe will knock your smiling ass in the dirt,
and you will feel the limiting chains of the weak who have lived mostly under your feet,
but who have adapted to the steady pain,
and who now will be the guide of your crumpled, pathetic soul.


Old Ollie said...

Poems from the apocalypse.

The CEO said...

You have driven a spike into the ego of the powerful. That ego being at once their strength and their deepest weakness.