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Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Life

Rating: 5.0
Betty's a contortionist, who is always in demand
And you know she won't do anything, unless it's been pre planned
Ernie's a control freak, although he'll argue that he's not
He likes to dance to disco tunes and thinks he's really hot.
Barbara, is just beautiful and she has an honest soul
For me she would do anything because I am her goal
She works and works 12 hours a day, to ensure that she gets by
And though this leaves her very stressed, she has no time to cry.

And while all these lives are pushing on, I just sit and drink
I watch the world go by so fast, that I don't have time to think
I just accept that that's the way it is, and on and on I go
I'm way beyond redemption and karma is too slow

William was a magician, until one day he disappeared
He lost all of his money, but how it happened was not clear
Some people say he gambled it and others say he drank
But I prefer to think that it is safe and sound within his bank.

Maggie likes to pull the strings, and say's it makes her feel so good
Her husband goes along with it, although not many would
He rarely ever answers back or looks her in the eyes
But when he does he's very quick to then apologise

And while these lives are moving on, I just sit and drink
I watch the world go by so fast that I don't have time to think
I just accept that that's the way it is, and on and on I go
I'm way beyond redemption and karma is too slow

Scotty is an ex pilot, he loves to talk about the war
Even though it ended now, so many years before
On good days, he's great company, on bad days he's a bore
He says "this country's gone to shit and no one cares no more"

Marlene is a district nurse of whom many are quite wary
She says that she can see the dead and she can get real scary
People say her mind has gone and that's what makes her wild
But all I see is a little girl who lost her only child

And while these lives are moving on, I just sit and drink
I watch the world go by so fast that I don't have time to think
I just accept that that's the way it is, and on and on I go
I'm way beyond redemption and karma is too slow

Martine is a head waitress, in a really swanky place
She never tells a single soul that she feels out of place
She smiles at all her customers who all think she's really cute
And none of them would ever guess, that if she had a gun she'd shoot

And last not least there's little Frank, a shy and unassuming guy
He hardly speaks the language but he likes to have a try
He's lots of friends to count on and his friendships always last
But none would want to know him if they knew about his past

And while these lives are moving on, I just sit and drink
I watch the world go by so fast that I don't have time to think
I just accept that that's the way it is, and on and on I go
I'm way beyond redemption and karma is too slow

Yes I'm way beyond redemption and life's karma is too slow
Marvo (Andy)
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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COMMENTS
Jazib Kamalvi 17 September 2018
Wow! Great poetry, Marvo. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.
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