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Chains

Henpecked, Hardboiled, uptight and erstwhile
There’s a broken link
In the chain of life
Where deadly words breed vicious things
For without the sadness, solace would never sing

Berated, besmirched, bedazzled, be dead
There’s a broken fence
In this yard we tend
Where now our wall is open wide
a rift that won’t outlast the coming tide

Gluttony and greed; Impatience and need
Jealousy and jade; Sacrifice betrayed
Sins sorely earned, remind each, the misery’s made

A domino in a pinwheel haze
A manhole cover in a perplexed state
Wonton travails and lacking none
Ever so slowly, rings high, the shrapnel of a smoking gun

Diagnoses incomplete
Nightmares upon your sea of dream
Setting sail to steer the course
Impelling you toward expirations force

Car-crashed, Collapsed, Crushed and Concussed
Tinfoil patrons of a tinny turn, shining in sparkled trance
Where glittering mares whinny and neigh, forever altering the semblance of the everyday

There’s a broken link in the chain of command
Where false-fed improprieties are delivered to mouth,
Deceptions we must obey or be exiled away
To a far away domain, might be better, but we believe is
Bad, for that, is all the propaganda shows us as

There’s a broken link in the chain of life
Where calamity smiles with its omniscient smirk of strife
Where paralyzed visions remind and tend
To the sated depressions deeply a-rest in the sadness of our strongest men
…leaving forgiveness and the forward march
as flights of fancy, be toys alone, for the fantastical and mad

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About hobgoblin2011

I'm a poet and aspiring screenwriter/songwriter with a passion for film, art, photography, philosophy and heavy metal. I love reading, mainly non-fiction, comic books, graphic novels, myth and reference. Family always comes first for me. I'm a proud father to two wonderful pups and two curious cats. I'm also a glutton for punishment aka the life of being a diehard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

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  1. Wonderful reading, I found it brought out parts I didn’t put the proper emotional emphasis upon. As ever, your interplay of sound and meaning reminds me of what poetry is capable of, impressive!

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  2. Uneven Stephen

    Great poem – I enjoyed your reading. It’s always surreal to hear the voice of an online face you’ve only been reading on the page. Fantastic alliteration and internal rhyme going on. I’m impressed with your word choices, and these lines say it all: “Where deadly words breed vicious things / For without the sadness, solace would never sing” I especially like “domino in a pinwheel haze” and the whole stanza beginning “Car-crashed, Collapsed, Crushed and Concussed”.

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