Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The New Metaphor
tipped by agents of Balkan wars
Could be tricks treason lies deceit
bitter memories of defeat
that motivated liars' tongues
sadistic playboys having fun
tempting me with the holy grail
of every hack soaked in ale
Pen paper high school diploma
heartache tales of hitching Roma
cancerous insides express style
become art in lonely exile
if coupled with concepts worth ink
changing the way that people think
Without the shift from oppression
it's a meaningless expression
the holy grail an illusion
its dreamer filled with delusion
as the new metaphor draws near
see its hollow vaccuous cheer
Pen paper high school diploma!
You think life's gonna be easy when you're still in school - and then you realize it's more like
University diploma - pen - paper - unemployment agency
Great site BTW
Crashdummie: word associations, particularly of the monty python variet, are acceptable. thanks for dropping by.
tomcat: thanks for the compiment. I quite enjoyed your site, not the usual rhetoric.
We live in an age of metaphors. I heard the musician Simple Kid described as "Badly Drawn Boy scribbling with different crayons".
How much of a metaphor like this is the writer wanting to sound clever, and how much is truth?
Maybe the new Metaphor is the simile - less work in this disposable age.
I love the second verse on this ... I've read it several times and think it's really powerful.
bibi: kind words are always appreciated here. thanks for reciprocating the visit.
kaufman: botmobile broken, but benji will do best in a buick, i.e. on my way but slowly, busy weekend ahead.