Clean

We need all our shit, like desperate junkies,

The blinkered authors of our own sorrow,

The materialistic king of the monkeys,

We know we must stop, but not 'til tomorrow

 

It can't carry on, this rate of consumption,

We know it, but fuck it, it's just one more day,

And don't rush to judge, don't make the assumption,

That you're any better, despite what you say.

 

We all know that our drug of choice is diminished,

We can all see the cost of our vicious addiction,

We've all heard them say that our world's nearly finished,

But we crave one more day, so treat science as fiction.

 

And just like the tragic narcotic dependant,

We don't want to listen to words that might spoil,

Or make it feel anything less than transcendent,

The rush that we get from money and oil.

 

So just one more hit, one more day on the good stuff,

Tomorrow we'll stop, we know it's obscene,

We'll master our craving for cash and the black stuff,

We promise, tomorrow, we swear we'll go clean.

 

◄ Passive by choice, Aggressive by nature.

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Comments

jennifer Malden

Sun 26th May 2019 20:18

Great writing and very sad because it is all so tragically true. Once we have acquired our latest desired object we start thinking about the next. Also they have been telling us for the last 20 years that we can't go on like this, as it will, literally be the death of us, but things haven't changed- we are still 'the blinkered authors of our own sorrow'.

Jennifer

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 26th May 2019 19:34

Thanks Martin, and you're absolutely right so don't get your coat just yet😀.
And thanks Dorothy, Trump's an idiot who's never believed anyone that's told him he's wrong, but you know what they say, "You can deny gravity but the apple's still gonna hit you on the head."

J. x

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Martin Elder

Sun 26th May 2019 19:05

The key line here for me is 'drug of choice' this is used quite a lot by others but very often with little meaning largely because nobody realises or will admit to the fact that without exception we are addicted to some form of drug. Some appearing more palatable than others. Sorry got carried away. best get my coat

But a fine poem with some good points
Nice one Jason

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Sun 26th May 2019 15:28

"we promise, tomorrow, we swear we'll go clean"

How well you have put it - individuals can make a difference but it has to come from world leaders.

And Trump says it is 'Fake News' and is believed. What hope is there?

Dorothy

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 26th May 2019 15:12

Procrastination is "the thief of time"
But rarely punished as a crime! 😐

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 26th May 2019 11:38

Thanks Don, when it comes to this particular subject, humanity seems to think, "Don't put off 'til tomorrow, what you can possibly do the day after."
Thanks Victoria for liking.😀

J. x

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Don Matthews

Sun 26th May 2019 00:44

Ah, the 'failing' of human nature. There's always tomorrow

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