Johnny Noir

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I Wish I Had A Wishing Well - Poem by Johnny Noir

The Jews really want to kill the Arabs
And I think they might
Like aliens from another world
Coming as thieves in the night;
And god will say to all his children:
Follow the guiding light
And if Mary is worth her salt,
Everything will be all right,
Ma, I'm only bleeding
And it's only stage blood,
You see we're making a movie
About the time of Noah's flood;
And Ruth will come from a land far away,
A harlot in sequin and pearls
Giving herself to anyone she meets
On the streets filled with blood
But you know vampires don't exist,
At least not in this dimension;
Though Samson had his blood drawn
By the registered nurse named Delilah;
And television hasn't come to the island,
Cable is just a rumor, the Tamil tigers
Are folk heroes around here
But I wish they'd gotten here sooner
And there goes my girl running naked
In the sand just a few feet away
From the land mines
That litter the beach
Like seashells and explode
Into silver and gold;
All the signs point to prosperity,
All the signs point straight to hell
Where Miss America sits on her throne
Pissing into her personal wishing well

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Comments about I Wish I Had A Wishing Well by Johnny Noir

  • Barry A. Lanier (3/6/2009 2:49:00 PM)

    Bravo...........and the apocalyse will be televised................. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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