Hostage: Poem by johnnyduncan


HOSTAGE



               Being trapped in a place or situation That causes headaches, heart aches and frustration, By invisible forces that imprison the will, Coercing him or her to live the life she lives. Having to bite one’s tongue in order to speak, To keep from stepping on somebody’s feet. Jobs, expectations, laws and mores of society Are sources of this variety of anxiety!

Spend a majority of time in a working life, Traveling to and fro from so much strife, Uttering unheard curses, crying waterless tears, In order to retire in a few more years? Be a “fuehrer”, you know what this word means,* Refuse to be enslaved by life’s routines. Jobs, expectations, laws and mores of society Are sources of this variety of anxiety!

Auto, gas, phone, insurance, rent and food are but a few Which at the same time of the month come due. Robbing Peter to pay Paul takes maneuverability. Keeping the lights on is an exercise in fUTILITY “What can one do, how can one escape, When Mr. BILL is standing gun-at-the-gate?” Jobs, expectations, laws and mores of society Are sources of this variety of anxiety!

*Fuehrer means leader.
 johnnyduncan /poetry.poem
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“Consider The Void” – Song By: lodato

the components of luminosities
has me fixed in my comfortable chair
my comfortable chair
with a natural expression
of ultimate peacefulness
the matrix of these tendencies
activate my senses of identity
how pristine this state
how pure the wanting
all weight has lifted
all weight
all weight has been lifted
ah it’s all gone
all
consider the void
consider the void
all weight
all weight has gone
consider the void
consider the void
components of luminosities
has got me fixed in
my comfortable chair.

To Hear This Song Click On: lodato’s music page