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Sunday, 22 August 2010

IT'S SO QUIET ~ Poem By Strider Marcus Jones.Copyright And All Rights Reserved. 22nd August, 2010.

IT'S SO QUIET















































it's so quiet



our eloquent words dying on a diet



of midnight toast



with Orwell's ghost-



looking so tubercular in a tweed jacket



pencilling notes on a lung black cigarette packet-



our Winston, wronged for a woman and sin



re-wrote history on scrolls thought down tubes



that came to him



in the Ministry Of Truth Of Fools



where conscience learns to lie within.







not like today



the smug-sly haves say and look away



so sure



there's nothing wrong with wanting more,



or drown their sorrows



downing bootleg gin



knowing tomorrows



truth is paper thin.







at home



in sensory



perception



with tapped and tracked phone



the Thought Police arrest me



in the corridors of affection-



where dictators wear, red then blue, reversible coats



in collapsing houses, all self-made



and self-paid



smarmy scrotes-







now the Round Table



of real red politics



is only fable



on the pyre of ghostly heretics.







they are rubbing out



all the contusions



and solitary doubt,



with confusions



and illusions



through wired media



defined in their secret encyclopedia-



where summit and boardroom and conclave



engineer us from birth to grave.







like the birds,



i will have to eat



the firethorn



berries that ripen but sleep



to keep



the words



of revolution



alive and warm



this winter, with resolution



gathering us, to its lantern in the bleak,



to be reborn and speak.







Copyright Strider Marcus Jones. 22nd August, 2010. All Rights Reserved.


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2 comments:

  1. As promised the finished poem. Comments welcome folks! x Strider

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  2. That is excellent Marcus..many of my own thoughts are present throughout..I like it a lot. xx

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