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What's White Got to Do With It

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What's White Got to Do With It

Black-blue and purple-gray, barred from florescent in amber we play
scratched across vinyl, we sway, arguments in amber we play.

Hopped up on booze, blow, and the down beats blare where we grind
the twenty-first centuries bruised gene pool is content in amber we play.

Fused in secretions, saps, drink thrust and dine whoring for more
like the short lived denizens of earlier times in amber we play. 

Alive in the moment pupils blown, see them sway
selling their innocence as if it were blight
oh the pretense of love, found, lost or betrayed.

Drunken dancers grope for holds, bleary eyed strays
tasting the bitter fruit bone weary of fright
alive in the moment pupils blown, see them sway.

The disc jockey's spinning tunes stage dive, surf the floor
in the jaundiced light of bars where love's betrayed in amber we play.

Whites blown and blood shot, cigarette smoke a thick haze
jaundiced death walks to the bass beat as in amber we play.




SONG: Whiter Shade of Pale

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:00:00 PM
    "Fused in secretions, saps, drink thrust and dine whoring for more/ like the short lived denizens of earlier times in amber we play."!! Such an "intense" couplet! Thanks for the new word: denizen. ; ) Very nice, Deborah!

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 9:13:00 PM
    Outstandingly beautiful with the fragrance of changing time period and era. In your sweet little Poem words are speaking a musical language, which enchant the reader. Great write from your skilled pen my friend. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra K Kapoor

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 1:29:00 PM
    This is a great write with a great message. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 11:09:00 PM
    A tough vision of reality, a wake up call to those whom may need such a truthful view from their glass houses, this may be the rock thrown through it causing it to shatter in a million pieces, thanks for the reality check, but i've seen all of this with my own eyes, but it may help others lady. cheri

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 3:19:00 PM
    Reading the description for Ghazal, was like my forays into the Thai alphabet- a jumble of stuff in not only a foreign language, but also a foreign thought pattern. Your poem reads so effortlessly that I would not have thought about its construction without your suggestion. So thanks for a great read, and a lesson in forms.

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 12:56:00 PM
    Debbie a wonderful take on a great song....David

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 5:10:00 AM
    Your words of new grain stock prepared and processed like well spiced pork with each line presenting a readily available fork to consume a wonderful meal is a simple description of your work full of creativity and intelligence.

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 11:33:00 PM
    Wow!! This one should rate pretty high! I like the tone and the refrain. NICE!!Asavvy1

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 11:11:00 PM
    "And the crowd called out for more." You grasped that era so well here. I wish you the best for the contest. Thanks for visiting and the wishes on my poem. Take Care Ron