Alessandra Liverani

Rookie - 13 Points (Wollongong, Australia)

Virtual Reality - Poem by Alessandra Liverani

There's a great new game in the video arcade
It's called 'The Monster Truck Which You Must Evade'
Every time you see this screaming truck bearing down on you
Drag on a cigarette, that's all you have to do

If it comes back after it has veered off screen
Have another cigarette, do you see what I mean?
And when it returns with a vengeance truly frightening
Have another cigarette, am I being enlightening

This truck'll come at you from every angle all day long
But if you have a cigarette you'll always stand straight and strong
It will never run you down, never knock you off your feet
Just have another cigarette, but it won't ever admit defeat

Because it will always keep coming back for more
So have those smokes handy, you'll need them by the score
Unless one day you realise, realise clear and true
This truck is a virtual truck, it cannot get at you

(Sydney, Australia - 2003)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

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