David Franks on WEEKLY WALKABOUTSVERSE, E.G., 207 of 230: REGARDING DRUG ABUSE
24 minutes ago
once upon a time
thought I would like to watch
a diligent spider
fabricate its nest to completion
but now, I had little choice
oh, the offensive beastie
climbed right into my ear
commenced wrapping its sticky
cobwebs around my unguarded mind
yes, this nightmare of all
my waking frights ambled about
rolling and knotting my thoughts in its
pinching, chop-stick, weaving fingers
Saturday 27th March 2021 11:55 pm
thru spider legged silk
to beget grocery lists
by the hungers of bristling,
wrestless tithe takers
now meet makers
at the ends of the earth
carried by arachnid conveyor belts
(digestive polyps, if you will
but you wont)
and this poisonous ride through a vacuum--
or at least, the vacuous--
in a convenient
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 12:40 pm
In 1842, there was
a travesty called 'The Fiji Mermaid,'
composed from the torso
of a dried monkey corpse fastened
to the tail end of a fish--
of carnival barkers touted
the splendor of the
so-called 'genuine' mermaid
and seduced willing suckers
'born every minute,'
to dish out oceans of hard-earned money
just so they could gawk at the mocking
Monday 22nd March 2021 5:12 pm
On The World as a Wonderless, Godless, Hopeless Abyss
[DISCLAIMER- I've done basically no reading on this topic so this might all be obvious. Also, I'm not even religious].
Despite what the title might suggest, I am a happy, agnostic young adult with prospects and ambitions for the future. However, despite my naturally happy disposition, I have always felt somehow underwhelmed. I enjoy life...
Wednesday 29th July 2020 1:58 pm
Meet me in the
of eternal bliss,
where we will
confirm our love
with a virtual kiss.
Saturday 11th May 2019 7:51 pm
I get it…Yet
I get the internet
here I am trawling through stuff
Not writing enough
Pasting, wasting and chasing flat dreams and holograms,
Missing the meaning and depth
Of a moment
Of an movement
Saturday 10th March 2018 3:48 pm
I visited my cousins in Russia
One summer vacation day,
And my conclusions during my stay
Turned out to be more than I could say.
Older cousin surfs on laptop
Younger did that and ipod games too
Sister sticks to ginormous ipad
I skim online webs in hullabaloo!
Day after day, hour after hour
We’re caught in the ...
Thursday 27th July 2017 12:46 am
As the Millenium ticked over the Dot-Coms were growing fat like leeches on a backpackers legs. Everyone was talking about them bursting and indeed there were a few signs to show that something was going to happen. I was studying for a degree in The Netherlands and one of my elective courses was in poetry. One of our assignments was to take an existing song and write new lyrics for it... This was m...
Friday 16th June 2017 10:04 am
For the love of God
Change your sheets.
Take a shower,
Your body is exuding more fumes than a nuclear plant.
And by God.
While we're on this trail of reconstructive surgery.
Toss out that shit personality.
Trashy anime and cartoons, no counting for taste.
Kid, if you put a rainbow filter over that drawing, I swear to God...
No wonder every...
Thursday 25th May 2017 4:27 pm
On thy knees
Prays the lost lamb, reborn anew.
A young man of God with white 'round his collar.
Often he looks to the father
I look to the father
And I pray for more fun.
A son of God must have more to do, anything more interesting
The population of this city churns
Wishing that they could be more than what they are now
The lambs cry as I once did
I must not recall...
Monday 22nd May 2017 2:34 pm
Position of outward facades, and inward necessities
from self portraits
meeting at selfies
Humble is ideal
Self Pride is ideal
They both need be
B a l a n...
Saturday 20th May 2017 8:16 pm
and their tones that empty human bones
I wonder too, through wired rage
Can perhaps evolve beyond its scorn
Sharing ideas, battling strife
It seems, surely the best thi...
Tuesday 7th June 2016 9:16 pm
All that you invest is what may be won
it's just an echo coming back
and yet we hang in helpless wait
the hollow world rings on and on
Who can answer what you do not ask
low odds of someone calling out
just at the moment you need them to
the hollow world rings on and on
Those pretty faces, so carefully curated
those galleries of happinesses waiting
changeless irrespective of your fee...
Friday 27th March 2015 4:21 pm
Under The Bridge
hunched up like a demon
grotesque and out of shape
tip tip tapping on the keyboard
mouth permanently agape
looking for hurt and misery
searching out the weak
twisted soul and brainless
an ever growing clique
devouring our innocence
inflicting further pain
they look for human tragedy
their claws dig in again
we cannot understand them
so we underestimate
Sunday 11th May 2014 10:45 am
Today's great undead poets,
awash in the internet sea,
seek to fill the void of sensible emptiness
of our cyberspace world.
Following the heroic tradition of Man,
these daring individuals look to gain acceptance
through the expression of concepts.
Mirroring the virility and vitality of Life,
in defiance of critical naysayers,
the blankness of virtual paper
is scribbled upon with hurt, ho...
Friday 21st February 2014 3:03 pm
MARCH OT TECHNOLOGY
Computers, internet, email and robots
all thrown together in our hi-tech world.
An awesome power that is unbelievable,
it touches each and every one of us in our daily lives.
We take it all for granted but just think,
what will be here in ten years?
Mankind could be on the way out as computers finish
the revolution they started thirty years ago.
Monday 6th January 2014 12:15 am
Have we transcended
Broken some rule.
Disturbed the harmony
Disrupted the Universe.
Stopped time, changed
Set a trend.
Broken the mould
Found a new way to send love.
Way in for lost souls
Stuck in the waiting room.
Waiting to find
A similar heart, perfect match.
Is it a key or latch
We are in and we will stay.
Giving comfort and succour
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 2:47 pm
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Friday 28th June 2013 2:50 pm
Angel from my nightmares.
Devil from my dreams
a grey spirit that weaves
its way through my existence.
What a Dementor does to souls
or a Dalek to a human heart.
Even a superhuman heart
Just ask Logan,
a force so strong
a returning phoenix
could not reignite remnants.
I miss you.
Whatever you ...
Tuesday 19th March 2013 10:50 pm
Into the bleak after hour
where dreams blend into
hopes that have gone sour
I am one of many, upon rocks
ocean spume that wet your socks.
Why do you walk the shores
with socked feet?
When bare footed symphonies
lift their song in your chest
above outstretched branches of tress
I am one of many grains of sand,
nameless stars cupped in hand.
Will you remember one
Monday 4th February 2013 6:24 am
Press the button, take the picture, put it in an album
Cut it, file it, edit the picture, post it online
Electronic images made for you
Pictures made for me
Blog it, post it, make it on line
Let us see it live
Instant one click online viewing
Upload, download, overload
Information all around, save it in a folder
Load the picture, load ...
Sunday 4th November 2012 2:18 am