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Sordid reality

Tick tock the chiming clock moments captured by the repetitive knock silence and isolation 
Can’t hold on to this, though it’s what I got.
 It’s certainly not what I want and how do I use when I have 
Nothing in this world no paperwork to show I am worthy no credentials to show I am real.
Pathetic state of affairs not my fault this world is evil I didn’t make the banks or deceive people 
All I want is what we masses seek happiness and financial freedom having the capacity to break 
Free from this bull*****logic and unfair reason eating half a bowl of pasta every other day sleeping  
In a cupboard rotting motions of decay looking for work applying everyday nothing comes my way.
Other than the forlorn light of McDonald’s or some other soul destroying duty hard work
Is not beneath me and I am beyond seeking further education I am older now and paying retribution 
By neglected fermentation. How do I pay my rent and live my life with no hours committed to earning 
The peanuts to survive for no opportunity seeks me no family and poor friends under the same feeling 
Broken down and beaten senseless not physically but that danger is still uncertain squalor 
Fortunes my soul like the crashing waves of a open Atlantic storm alive epic and unreal infected 
By the chemicals they use to dumb us into submission filling the streets with numerous addictions 
Then telling us it’s illegal and why should we care it’s our life and our unhappy despair destitute 
And most knowledgeable and aware and how do I reach a position that I can initiate a conclusion 
To what I need to be doing and what I feel is a solution that reaches the heights of my potential 
The greasy pole covered in vines and weeds hidden in a desert with high wind speeds everything changing 
Trying to find the trail when i once started the end of my road is bleak and dark and I know I need to 
Return but my eyesight has diminished among the spinning cruel and unforgiving earth and what prays 
Save a man like me what manna beseech me other than a nice skunk spliff and perhaps a cup of tea.   

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 11:01:00 AM
    - Congratulations on having your poem featured on the homepage "Featured Poem of the Week" - Have a nice day, Paul. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Paul, , '''CONGRATULATIONS''' On your featured poem of the week... Have yourself a nice and beautiful Sunday... -XOX- Love Linda

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 5:58:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Paul. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol