Jack Mashman

Jack Mashman Poems

1. Study In Grey 7/8/2006
2. Holders Of The Keys Of Power, 7/9/2006
3. The Game 7/18/2006
4. Moods 7/18/2006
5. A Still Life 3/4/2007
6. The Mischief Of The Light 3/4/2007
7. The Pelican 3/4/2007
8. In A Minor Key 3/4/2007
9. Man Alone 3/4/2007
10. To The Children, Wherever They Are 7/8/2006
11. Death Was 7/19/2006
12. The Wonder Of It All 7/19/2006
13. I'Ll Be Waiting 3/4/2007
Best Poem of Jack Mashman

Holders Of The Keys Of Power,

Holders of the keys of power,

You sit in your fat offices
Sprinkle a mixture of God institutionalized
With the syrup of easy answers,
Barricade yourself behind a wall of platitudes
Intone the totem of the family.
Calcium propionate is your nostrum
Of plastic immortality
The Lord is a two dimensional portrait
In a five and dime store.

We, who are the followers
We, who must follow
Who live together in a room
Breath clouded by the frost
From thousands of heatless hours
Witness to our parents dissolution,
We, who are imprisoned in a ...

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