The Masses

Every day I run scared. That's the only way I can stay ahead. John H. Johnson

Deviant

When they hunted with rocks And threw their spears They never dreamed of the world ahead Survival Their sole concern Kill to live Let the fires burn… Change the world! We should all be kings Why must we do what everyone says? Let us go in our own way — …

Rise and Fall

Standing on the edge Pushed to the limit But always looking ahead To the rainbow’s end Searching for that pot of gold Kicked in the face Knocked off balance Fall to the ground Get up off the ground Pull yourself out of the hole How can we keep on going …

Active Transport

Moving from a point of lesser concentration To a point of higher density Goes against the normal actions Of expansions and contractions Of the mobile society In a small town, USA Neighbors live far away And don’t know what to say To each other when they meet Must move to …

Stirrups

Thunder of the earth beneath their feet Dust cloud follows their lead Sound of gunfire above their heads Spurs demanding more speed How much further to go How long until they rest How much longer is the test Ride into the sunset Different heroes on their backs They come and …

The Driver

Adjust the mirror — put the seat up Can’t wait to hit the morning road Start it up — rev it higher Exhaust paints the pavement — smog mode See the pale blue sedan at the corner A faint shadow behind the wheel Curly gray hair peeking over the dash …

Second Thought

Irrational decision Ignorance second-guessed To find the solution That ultimately seems best Conditional surrender To voluntary control Consequence awareness Takes unfamiliar hold With split-second appeal We can change our mind As second base we steal The crowd can be quite unkind As the tick of the second-hand Makes the pressure …

A Lonely Man

Decision by religion Make way for reality He’s got to make himself A place in society He’s got nothing else to live for Except pure existence His mind and body are Drained of resistance He’s lost all his dreams Torn apart at the seams… He’s had to live alone These …

Social Surgery

Somewhere underground — Underworld — changing of the guards Bad judgement when they needed good Unlucky draw of the cards Vanished from the face of the earth Retired at an early age Time to bring the new kid in Start him at a higher wage Somewhere in office — Overworld …

Last Chance

Do you know it’s been a year It’s been too long, the time is near You’ve got to change your style and your mind Because you see it’s just a matter of time Pick up your feet and don’t be late You’ve got to set yourself up straight And then …

Labyrinth

Time rushes around me Life passes me by Making it hard to try But the more I move forward The more that I see What’s in store for me I can’t help but to go on And learn the questions To the answers I’ve found Show me the light And …