Saturday, May 14, 2005

"I've Learned" by JB

that God exists but he's a stand-up comedian
He tapped the mic and said
"Is this thing on?"
And told a number of jokes
infinite sick twisted little riddles
He made us all bland billiard balls
just bouncing off each other
and making noises

God has a cruel sense of humour
He laughs at the babies
born with AIDS because
of the diseases he planted in the earth
And civilian casualties
(especially genocides) make Him
Crack Up

We do have optimism
and hope
and dreams of kinetic energy
moving us on High
or protecting us from each other
Can secular save our souls?
Do we need an independent
observer giggling in the crowd?

I can't forget to mention
that I have learned
to love it all
I must reap
the seeds I drop
and I must forgive
me for being

I fear
stormtrooper silhouettes
bombs
parapets
cancer
tainted food
racists
blackmail
automobiles
insects
and true love

I long for lounging with She
but I'm strapped to a bench
and electrodes are crazy-glued
to my hairless temples
My skin is white
Nails down to their roots
Foolish stubble on my chin
I have a sick grin on my face
It's like I'm God
but I'm not laughing

I'll venture on alone
The piano will lilt
me to happy
caverns of thought
I am sorry
that I left you all
in the deep end
I can't pummel mountains

Love leaps through all time
at once
You never left a lover
we're all still together
then.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

and so the littlest hobo moved on to his next adventure...

Jeremy Brendan said...

"There's a voice...that keeps on callin' me...down the road is where I'll always be!"

I hope these dog days never end.

The alleys are my apartment and the trash cans are furniture.

Cheers,
JB

Anonymous said...

i've been trying to get a hold of you for the last few days, who is jonathan the windowwasher?

Jeremy Brendan said...
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Jeremy Brendan said...

He's one of my roommates & also keyboardist for Launie Anderssohn.

Just shoot me an email at jeremybrendan@gmail.com

Talk to you soon, whoever you are.

Peace,
JB.

(Misspelled my email in the previous entry.)

valueprep.com said...

Love the words Jeremy, you have a real gift "I cannot pummel mountains" very strong stuff.
Take care and keep on writing,
B.
PS here is a excellent place for the enthusiastic wordsmith, I put it together back in January relationship poems and lyrics.