Stop criticizing  the damaged child.. Thursday / December 4, 2014 #SchwervonPoetry

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Expecting too much of everything
A passionate walk home alone
Help point at the end of the rainbow
Old, old Friends

Someone else controlling 
The playback in your monitor. 

Wishing and blaming 
Frustration and not trying
Always leave an offering for the gods 
A hat 
a scarf 
a quarter pound of sausage 
slice of pie. 
A Nickel back CD

An old dolphin never lies
A bruised cheek smiling
A chocolate stained mattress

Don’t criticizie me 
while I’m driving
Don’t criticize me 
While I’m criticizing you and driving

Stop criticizing 
the damaged child  

I don’t know why 
good things can’t stay?
I don’t know why 
Americans are always apologizing?

Everyone’s got their shit to do
Everyone’s having children
So they can have a good 
Excuse for not going to shows

Everyone’s looking for a way out 
The perfect pussy 
A blind mans ear
Warm places to pee
Socks

It’s not complicated. 
It’s a computer 

It’s not young people dressing old
Or old people dressing young
It’s about shoes that last 
And good hit Chocolate  
And letting go of that fight 
With the distraction 
Of forgetting someone’s name

I know I know 
So many cookies to try 
So many distractions 
So much to fight for. 

Spots on a rock
Tears in a choke hold 
The art of drinking 
A glass eye filled with wine
A a story telling soldier
It could change things 
What else can it do.

(This poem was originally recited on December, 4 at Electric Avenue in Buffalo, New York)

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