Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.



You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Thank you!

Grindstone - Lyrics by Uncle Tupelo


Lyrics
if you find yourself standingat the end of your linelooking for a piece of somethingmaybe a piece of mindfed up, lost, and run downnowhere to hold ontired of, take your place at the end sonwe'll get to you one by oneno light ever shinesdead end tears that drymaybe a waste of words and timenever a waste of lifeevery hour will be spentfilling a quota, just getting alonghandcuffs hurt worsewhen you've done nothing wrongno thanks to the treadmillno thanks to the grindstonethere's plenty of dissent fromthese rungs belowthe clockwork of destructionhanging low over our headsalways a smokestack cloudor a slow-walking deathno light ever shinesdead-end tears that drymaybe a waste of words and timenever a waste of lifeno thanks to the treadmillno thanks to the grindstonethere's plenty of dissent fromthese rungs belowthe clockwork of destructionhanging low over our headsalways a smokestack cloudor a slow-walking deathno light ever shinesdead-end tears that drymaybe a waste of words and timenever a waste of lifemaybe a waste of words and timenever a waste of life