Burn and Rave

 

I'm gonna smoke until my teeth fall out,

suck custard out of doughnuts.

Do fantastic farts

in other people's cars

then pretend not to notice when they're choking.

 

I'm gonna drink myself to dregs,

smell of old eggs, inspect my dentures

in McDonalds

at the counter,

then deliver massive lectures about climate change and ethics.

 

I'm gonna burn,

I'm gonna rave,

I'm gonna can-can in my grave,

so dig me extra deep to make the space.

Dylan had it right

about the dying of the light,

I'm gonna shuffle off my coil in great disgrace.

 

I'll whistle endless irritating off-key tunes

in waiting rooms up and down the land.

When rage is all around me,

and every face is pulled,

I'll stop. And then I'll start it all again.

 

I'm gonna volunteer at the local Sunday school.

Tell the kids that Jesus was a commie.

Give them all a sharpie,

instruct them in graffiti,

then encourage dissolution of the monarchy.

 

I'm gonna burn,

I'm gonna rave,

I'm gonna can-can in my grave,

so dig me extra deep to make the space.

Dylan had it right

about the dying of the light.

Steal your neighbour's electricity at night.

 

I'm gonna go to jumble sales in my underclothes,

fumble with the jumpers, finger up my nose.

Put on every nightie,

dance around, all flighty,

then run for it with twenty layers stowed. 

 

I'm gonna buy an iphone and load it up with porn.

Take it to the vicar, ask him what is wrong

with the graphics

of the game

that I downloaded, thinking it was classic Donkey Kong.

 

I'm gonna burn,

I'm gonna rave,

I'm gonna can-can in my grave,

so dig me extra deep to make the space.

Dylan had it right

about the dying of the light,

I'm gonna leave this world in disarray.

 

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Laura Taylor

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 13:00

Ahh thank you Hannah and Helen 😃 Very glad it raised a smile for you both. I need to get learning this I think, for performance 😃

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Helen Elliott

Fri 3rd Nov 2017 12:40

Laura! So many great lines. It made me belly laugh and I want to be your sidekick! Brilliant.

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Hannah Collins

Fri 27th Oct 2017 18:47

Amazing writing, every line a gem.
Still smiling after reading it, great stuff.

Hannah

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Philip Stevens

Sat 21st Oct 2017 23:12

You may burn and rave...but make sure you keep writing

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raypool

Sat 21st Oct 2017 22:19

Stand out stuff Laura. Hell is respect and if etiquette still exists it ain't here . A cracking poem and i'm sure will massively effective in a live reading, but then you know that!

Ray

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Laura Taylor

Sat 21st Oct 2017 15:50

Thanks everyone 😃

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 20th Oct 2017 21:05

Top banana stuff Laura.

Reminds me of the other Dylans lyric from "Brownsville girl" We’re going all the way ’til the wheels fall off and burn.

Rage hard indeed.

David.

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Raj Ferds

Fri 20th Oct 2017 19:35

Hahahaha. Laura you have just climbed to top of the table as my favourite anarchist.

Go girl.

Raj

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Stu Buck

Fri 20th Oct 2017 15:03

love it! fuck going down without a fight!

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Laura Taylor

Fri 20th Oct 2017 09:24

Cheers chaps 😃 Just trying to cheer myself up in the midst of writing a string of miserable poems!

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Duncan McKenzie Ross

Thu 19th Oct 2017 13:51

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet😈

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David Taylor-Jones

Thu 19th Oct 2017 13:34

Keep fighting!

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Tom Doolan

Thu 19th Oct 2017 13:19

Nice one Laura - You will go down fighting. T 😃

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