Treasure Island

David Powley

(08/02/1992 / St Asaph)

The Subliminal Verses 5


Shed your tears
Oh drunken slob
For several years
I’m on my own
Sleepless stars
Above the hills
Send me to god
Oh sleeping pills
Come on and say it
Say it to my face
It’s like a machine has
Taken on my brain
America, America, America, Oh God
Now all I want
To give my self
To think I could
May god define me
Come on and say it
Say it to my face
It’s like a disease has
Taken on my brain
Even till my last goodbye
I’m falling in and out of time
America, America, America, Oh God
Far away across the sea
You’re calling out to me
Come on and say it
Say it to my face
It’s like a disease has
Taken on my brain
America, America, America
I’m falling in and out of time

Submitted: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Edited: Friday, July 29, 2011

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  • Stefanie Fontker (7/28/2011 9:49:00 PM)

    Beautiful, striking and thought provoking. You're a great poet, I sincerely hope you continue to write. (Report) Reply

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