Paul the Lion

Rookie (Born in the fall of his 19th year / Comin' home to a place he'd never been before)

Ain'T No Light - Poem by Paul the Lion

How you have traveled, my drifting daughter
And how you've come home, all sordid and spattered
What has happened to you, you used to look so sunny
Now you're so very solemn, and no longer funny

I've been to the ditches of one man's land
Who's crops are all dead and his soil is sand
Who used to own all of this nation
And now all he owns is corn and frustration

I've rowed to the waters of many a river
Which are all soon to be dammed for the better
I've hiked through trees through many a forest
Which all must be cut down for reasoning that's best

I saw the story of a lonesome Texan cowboy
Who's boss saw no reason to keep him employed
I lived the life of a social San Franciscan hippy
Who's hair, who's clothes, who's been rejected by society

Ain't no light at the end of the tunnel

I went down south to see the tired weary old negro
Who's rights come and gone and has no place to go
I traveled up north to see all of his gang
Until the gunshots and knives and the sirens rang

I've seen the Boston churches where queers got married
But then the name of God came and their choices were buried
His name came too so the abortion was reduced to a maybe
So that a bunch of boogers in a dish would be considered a baby

All around I saw millions talking on their cell phone
They think they're with everybody but they're really alone
I saw the world being taken over by monopolies
I saw men who interested in only one thing; their money!

Ain't no light at the end of the tunnel

I've seen the people of a nation getting bombed and murdered
While their own religious madmen have not yet surrendered
I've seen the death and horror of this damn holy oil war
While wondering what in the hell we were fighting for

I've seen the deaths deaths deaths of millions of people
Old folks and children and babies and married couples
I've seen a soldier, so young and brave
Who's life I was too slow to save

The killing and killing and killing and killing
The screaming and screaming and screaming and screaming
The body and torso and head and arm
The violence and hatred and danger and harm

There just
Ain't no light at the end of the tunnel

Comments about Ain'T No Light by Paul the Lion

  • (5/2/2006 12:56:00 PM)

    Paul you are such a cowboy 'Ain't No Light' Wow i could just tell.. 'laughs' still love the poem though. Very emotional.. Love ur poems paul,

    Love Tigerness sam♥
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  • (4/22/2006 3:53:00 AM)

    A full and emotion packed read Paul, but there is light we just can't see it at the moment. We could try not focus on the negative and I know the fact that you are American may press on your conscience button more than some other nations, but you should not blame yourself for the sins of the world, just try and make your world better and hopefully if we can all do this, the world will find peace again or at least some balance. 9 from Tai, always with hope near by (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 22, 2006

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