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Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

A Camel With 2 Humps


A camel with 2 humps
Made me cry
Tonight
I realize
am dreaming
Nowhere on earth
I've been
In a desert
Or even an oasis
With lush waters and swaying palms
Sand dunes decorating
The waves of my thinking
For I am all alone
In the winds of my mind
Stuck in the frozen tundra
Desolate life
For here I am by myself
With no soul to play with
What was that last song?
I heard on the radio
When I'm in a stolen car
Made my way on route 66
Picked up a hitchhiker who
with the barrel of his gun
Fleeced my wallet, my 4 wheels
Left me stuck in the desert
Miles away from habitats
With shifting grounds abound
Somewhere in the Southwest
Raining rattlesnakes under my feet
And up in the skies
Above my hatless head
Rotating in circular hopes
Birds of prey on the look out
For weakly sickly meat
On 2 or four legged demise
And hear I am this moment
A free meal for their beaks
And how does this tale end
As I surrender my soul
To God our the devil collective bargaining
Or one or the other
Fighting over my carcass
In life no one cared for my body
In death my weight is gold
This whole scenario
Written orally
From the mind of a madman
Is this a dream in reality
Or reality in a dream
Would some one pinch my nerve
This is my twilight zone
I better end this circular tale
For as I reach the end of this page
My cursor on my laptop
Stopped moving in an instant
And my imagination ran out
Of steam, a locomotive
Stuck in its tracks
Old habits do die-hard
I should not have drank my inventory
Do come back and reread my story
For when I am sober
Will correct my typos
For I am shifting again
in and out and out and in
I see my life ending
With bullets to my head
Or is that a sugar biscuit
Tantalizing my tongue
I am foaming at the mouth
My heart stopping cooperating
Here I am on a slap
Lying in a freezer in the morgue
Exposing my nakedness
Waiting to be pocked
for the one life I had
Need confirmation by a certificate
That my brains blew out
That fatal night I lost my wind
Tripped over my foot
set my house to madness
Took down a neighbor or two
Apparently I went ballistic
And stubbornly refused to surrender
took few lives with me
To my right and left of my dwellings
How can my drunkenness perform such task
the cops put and end to my story
With a bullet or two to my head
I will stop writing my obituary
For my laptop refuses to cooperate
Such dark tales of woe and despair
Came close to blowing my Intel
The chip of my intelligence
Run out of ram memory
To collaborate my story
save it to my hard drive.
For curious eyes' prosperity
The beauty of the human mind
Forever can go on with a single charge
No need to upgrade my rams
When in lies and deceits I swim
Full of hot air to blow!
A great script for a movie
now Hollywood comes knocking
are there enough twists and turns!
Old ideas recycled well
what price should I lower my standards
for Sundance won't bother
any agents out there
or how about them tabloid the National Enquirer
or even better yet
TV movie for Tuesday family night
what to title the title
Took the easy way out
Default to the first line
my tale in 3d high definitions
In full Dolby surround sounds
popcorn on the house
for making it to the end
reading this poem in one session

Submitted: Friday, September 07, 2012
Edited: Monday, February 11, 2013

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Copyright Leaking Pen 2001
October 2 2011

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