At odds with Socrates

At odds with Socrates

not just some mediocre

lame a _ _ tease!

doesn’t necessarily

appease

and bring you to your knees

I’m too busy now

making friends with

my invisible pal

Poe

you don’t know

what gone means

till it happens

cause’

it’s not yet seen

you shout

no!?

when you die

walking slow

you fly a crooked path

like a black a _ _ crow

you ask

‘so’!?

living

in the daylight

reeling in the moonlight

your dear author here

used to be

as the old saying

goes…

‘uptight’

used to try with all my might

now I’m takin’ it easy day

and night

If it’s within my line of

critical sight

bugging me enough

to make me sit upright

and type

I surely will write

tons about

how I’m thinkin’

and feelin’ about

this big ol’ world

on my

poetry website

but,

no…

what I do now

is I don’t get into my car

anymore

like I used to

and stroll into that

drunken corner

western or rock and roll bar

full of punks and

alcoholic whores

both of us abhor

falling and stumbling

all around the dance floor

How did I ever cope

with all that

choking

smoke?

and distilled spirits

that made me croak

for all those long

lost youthful

years past

gone

I’m way surprised I didn’t bump into

the great

‘Charles Henry Bukowski’

somewhere along the line

I surely would have bought him a round

or two

more likely ten

of jack and coke-ski

way back then…

“Long before I became ‘rich and famous’ I just sat round drinking wine and staring at the walls.” ~ Charles Bukowski, Reach for the Sun, Volume 3: Selected Letters 1978-1994

“Not so rich and famous nor up to anything heinous, just another sober poem writing bored Amos staring at his wall ordering another useless gadget from some discount online mall…”! ~ Steven Humphreys of PoetryMadness.Com 2017

 

 

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in sunny California with my beautiful wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I hope you will find interesting and informative. Thanks for your interest. Read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for visiting!
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