This unfriendly town

this unfriendly

town

is where

I live

day to day

no one smiles

cause’ there’s

no one home

they are

in a hurry

pushing

shoving

and

tailgating

you over the edge

of their cliff

they don’t

know your name

but they look

out their windows

staring down

while all the others

hobble by

like shady vultures

squawking at you

but you never

understand what

the heck they mean

they

don’t look at you

as you lay bleeding on

the hot simmering sidewalk

of summer

they pass by

pretending they don’t

see the red puddle

you lie in

but pick at your bones

because no one’s looking

they were

once small

vultures

and

very

beautiful

swinging on swings

in the unfriendly park

a long time ago

but

they grew up

into older even bigger

vultures

their hearts changed

and got very

very

dark

the world changed

into

a world so cruel

we

could hardly stand

looking at it

because we

hated what we saw

me, including many of us

simply wanted out of all of this!

funny,

when these

birds of prey

leave

they don’t

even

have the common

decency to say

goodbye!

they just fly away

and leave a few black

feathers in the dust

by where your bones

lay

so, right then and there

I thought I’d take a stand

on the issue

and made up

my fickle little mind

and announced on a

bullhorn throughout my

entire unfriendly

neighborhood

‘I’m moving

on

to the friendly

town’!

you can imagine how

they looked at me

like I went nuts and lost my mind!

(of which I certainly have a couple years ago, I think…)

‘I’m getting the hell out

of this unfriendly town’!

I also said

now,

I have heard all kinds of

rumors from sincere

upright spiritual men

they have been whispering

about where there are

these lofty people

who love you

and never judge

you by how you look

how much money you have

or by your profession

and station in life

these wonderful people are

there

to help

you

compassionately

and guide you

in this friendly

town

but

that town

has no name!

I thought they were

joking!

but

I hear

it’s golden

and shiny

it’s just

around the bend

there are no directions

so it can’t be found

easily

their water is pure

and their air is clean

so

you have to

find this place

all by yourself

it’s not on any map

it’s kind of a riddle

it seems to me

I recollect that they

said

‘you visit on a lark

stroll up a dusty trail

with fragrant purple

flowers on both

sides

you don’t have

to pack your bags

you travel light

luggage isn’t allowed’

this

they in earnest

told me

that we can go

we both can go

really

someday

soon

you and I

it’s OK

approved in advance

no reservations

required

and you don’t have to

tip anyone!

the old man who

used to live next door

told me

the night

before

he was moving

there

the next day

he said

‘don’t worry

everything’s

goanna

be

alright

son’

 

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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