Treasure Island

Kevin Patrick

(Taurus / Ontario)

Cubical Blues


The Tie that knots around your neck
Performs exactly like a noose
It hides away the subtle dents
Comprising you to feel obtuse

In gold cufflinks you craft a face
Spending lunch hours on fostered postures
Meticulously building traits
Denying the fact that you’re an imposter

Cars galore you show the statues
To reach towards the great escape
Though nothing is quite ideally
And gold watches can’t keep you safe

You worked so hard to build this life
The perfect house on the private street
That now you are a figments wife
A marionette inside a set piece

With age come piles of sarcasm
Fresh debts of dreams begin to rise
As bourbon fills the Friday chasm
Cancelling the golden year’s prize

Now the strain starts to take its toll
With all the formal etiquette
Nothing retracts from being old
As pawns divulge to times as cynics

Sweat conjugates down your shoulders
Anxiety stumbles on the formal
Still you pretend at water coolers
That everything is perfectly normal

So why dont you get back to the cubicle

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Cubical Blues by Kevin Patrick )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Death of Stella D'Cruz1, Afzal Ahmed Syed
  2. If My Voice Is Not Reaching You, Afzal Ahmed Syed
  3. DE-HOLOCAUSTIZE THE SIX MILLION JEWS, alexander opicho
  4. Pen And Paper, ali chukwuemeka
  5. Decoy, Aftab Alam
  6. My plaints, Hrishikesh Bharadwaj
  7. The Blind's thought, Hrishikesh Bharadwaj
  8. Like a snake, Eleonora Bistrianu
  9. Infractions Rained Down Tears, mary douglas
  10. Time. Us. Stay., Eleonora Bistrianu

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]