Friday, June 22, 2012

Cage Rat

Am I angry?
Here in my corner
My eerie I rage
Like a hermit in a cave
Corrupt politicians
Complacent electorate
Democracy hah!
A country of peasants
In designer labels
Labels and logos
Lies, lies, lies
The television news
Newspapers
Mouthpieces
Civil war side-selection charts
The games that we play
The prostitution of art
Sport and ignorance
The wool over our eyes
The ever-blue skies
Travel and terror
The deception of fear
The complicit earner
My sorrowful wife
My privileged life
The loss of my youth
The banality of truth
Of course I’m fuckin’ angry

5 comments:

Letitia Coyne said...

Did, did, did, did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath the clear blue sky?

Most of the time I don't even feel angry any more. I used to say people deserved the govt they got. No one deserves what is coming.

Keep yelling, maybe people will hear.

Lxx

Justin R. said...

Sing your song, angry middle-aged man, sing your son.

I'm fucking angry too.

The lines here nail it.

Harlequin said...

love your rage; and you really know how to make a rant lyrical.
i am impressed and inspired.
:)
... and, well, fucking angry, too.

Courtney said...

I am in total agreement, Sir. Get me out of here!

Garth said...

Letitia: they're selling the cutlery and telling us it's good to eat with our hands.

Justin: more old than middle aged methinks :)

Harlequin: the problem with anger is that it clouds judgement.

Courtney: where should we go? I say we head for Justin'splace and have a party.