Emer Lyons

Rookie - 10 Points (11/05/1988 / Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland.)

I'Ve Forgotten What I Learnt Yesterday. - Poem by Emer Lyons

We trotted to the slaughter, eyes wide with dollar signs.
“Souls for sale” or exchange for
Caviar and Pink lemonade.

Do you have the keys to Narnia? Ask Disney they do.
One by one,
Just quietly queue.

It seems, Kermit, it is easy to be green.
But Jacko, he was right: It doesn’t matter if you
Are black or white.

The children, the children. Sorry Nano, we forgot
The Church, its lessons,
Don’t make good telly.

The circle of history it has no end.
We orbit again, and again.
No voice different in the suited din.

Many in their towers,
They seem to see the truth
But what good are shelves full of books?

A Stalin for me, a Hitler for you.

Comments about I'Ve Forgotten What I Learnt Yesterday. by Emer Lyons

  • Silver Star - 4,127 Points Dave Walker (11/13/2011 2:32:00 AM)

    A great poem, really enjoyed reading this. A great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Dream world. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 165 Points Romeo Della Valle (11/13/2011 2:12:00 AM)

    An excellent and well crafted write that clearly gives you away! A very thought provoking write rich in imagery and texture! 10+++ Thank you for sharing! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 13, 2011

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