Jerry Pike

Rookie - 3 Points (Harrow, London, England)

Pretend - Poem by Jerry Pike

Looking down, it thought.
Past the body it was responsible for,
one leg raised, kicked out,
moving sharply, by slavish reaction.

And all the while the dream continued….

With robotic scanning,
feet waltzed, legs lumbered.
One eye for sense, another losing emotions,
down through an new old system,
shaken into stirring.
Armour plate gauntlets rattled,
bullet for bullet money spinners,
and the sky got lower.
Outside, hell or heaven churned,
depending on vista, or screen name,
water fell in streaming sheets
bucket by bucket.
Again the eyes took hold,
forcing imaginary soaked limbs
to venture this half-life game.
Who was in charge, really?
America warred online,
and any stray mercenary, could join in and learn,
Russia to Iraq to Afghanistan,
to well…that desperado nutter,
each college seems to own.
Yet as we dive deep and clean,
still a mile too young,
into each pond-like internet trail,
how close to tomorrow is,
this make believe
holocaust world?

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Pretend by Jerry Pike

  • (6/12/2007 4:00:00 PM)

    this is a nice piece of work, keep it up. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]