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The light at the end of the wire,
Under the shade, that damned big shade
Is the light at the beginning of the wire.
Lit up am I, squinting my payment,
Begrudging advancement and hateful of standstill.



Les Meubles

That dependable depreciated sphere
Looks down after year and yet years
Upon a civilisation of the uncivilised
(and undoubtedly laughs on the inside).
Nothing gets done (What's to do?),
Nothing left new upon Planet Blue,
Or so it seems to me.
Alas, I battle against The Infinity,
Time has passed and it will continue
While the masses have yet to conceive a clue
As to our being.
Quickly! For we are nearing
The End.




Electronic energy

EEE LECK TRON NICK
ENN URR GEE
TAKING TAKING OVER
ME

The pulse
is the beat,
is the measure of the heartless heart,
is the measure of the message which goes to the head.
Love me, darling.

Bang bang you're dead,
Don't you wish you'd never lived?
But no, it's not real!
A real deal I got, I live on.
Until I die yeh?

Machine man shoot woman,
shoot shoot shoot.
Machine man run with the rest,
run run run.
Machine man does not understand.

I live on my own, on my own
terms, y'unnerstand?
Terms mown down with the ideals
and the humans look on laughing.
What the hell was he doing that for?

Why? Machine man. Why?
0123456789don't know.
Come on, you can tell us.
And who might you be?
0123456789don't know.

Dies a heartless death,
no-one cries and it upsets him,
promises he'll never do it again
and everything is ok
again again again again.



good times

when there are many
and
when there are few

look to me for happiness
and
look to me for strength

think not of those times
and
think not of those people

imagine us together
and
imagine us smiling

let's write this poem
and
let's write this quickly

we can get going
and
we can get living



ELECTRO MAGNETIC STORM

+STORM NO COOL, NO?
-STORM NO COOL.
+WHY STORM NO COOL?
-STORM NO COOL.
+WHY STORM NO COOL?
-STORM NO COOL.
+DON'T STORM LIKE?
-STORM NO COOL.
+WHY STORM NO COOL?
-STORM NO COOL.
+STORM GOOD, MAN, STORM GOOD.
-STORM NO COOL.
+C'MON...
-STORM NO COOL.
+HMMMPH.
-STORM NO COOL.



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Biographical sketch: i am a philosophy student who enjoys writing and travelling.

stephen cunnah recommends:

Selected Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Reason: I studied this at high school, and Hopkin's language and the depth of his meaning always
astonishes me.

Recommendations for writers:

don't be overawed by literature and its pervading styles. most great writers don't imitate. write what makes sense to you and if any one else can get something out of it, all the better.


 


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