Ted Sheridan


Cockroaches On Wheels - Poem by Ted Sheridan

The sun is hot today and the humidity is high
Tempers are flaring as the morning traffic gets heavy
Road hogs in tinted SUVs and teamster truckers in Peterbilts
Lap up any remaining sloppy seconds of Ethanol laced fuel
With their low productivity and latest economic reports
Of corn and all grain prices having reached new all time highs
Not to mention the effects of which are much higher tortilla prices
Leaving economist and indexes perplexed
How’s an illegal from Mexico suppose to feed his family?
Now there goes the radio’s signal from the satellites orbiting overhead
Breaking up with broadcast interference from the extensive solar flares
As the news reporter claims sources say that we all may be saved
Because Wal-Mart promises to put the Christ back in Christmas
It’s an October morning and I must admit
October was never one of my favorite months
Even when it was cooler and long before Al Gore
Released all of his hot air into the ozone layers
___There goes the neighborhood as another driver flips me off
Seems everyone is reaching the limits of the all important critical mass
And the Indian summer threatens to return America to its rightful owners…

2007 © T Sheridan


Comments about Cockroaches On Wheels by Ted Sheridan

  • (10/11/2007 4:44:00 AM)

    Wanna fight Mr Right Wing Man? No? Ok, how about I just tell you this is a very good poem ;)
    Hugs
    Anna xxx
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  • (10/9/2007 11:59:00 PM)

    Your social commentary type piece are always provoking works of art. Please don't go getting road rage though - it's an arrestable offence, yes? t x (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 6:48:00 PM)

    Great commentary on the American commute and life in general! I loved it!
    Yen
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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