It's time to grow up and start seeing the world the way it really is and not the way we want it to be.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

and the field ‘neath my feet will lay fallow




the world is a harsh metaphor
for something i can’t understand
twelve candles or stars
or tongues of fire
against a darkness not evil, but bland

i’ve stumbled and grumbled my way through life
passed sixty years now and nothing to show
a month-to-month rental
some trinkets and trifles
a head full of nitro with no fuse to blow

so come along girls and all you young men
the promise was made to be broken
with god for a lover
and satan your friend
there is much left better unspoken

life is a mystery and death is its solving
and all the rest is a red herring
the sun will rise ever
the moon keep revolving
so learn when you’re young to stop caring

old age is a blessing and death is no curse
as i drop through the hole in the gallows
one last shit and it’s over
for better or worse
and the field ‘neath my feet will lay fallow





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I am from West Virginia. Born in New Martinsville to a minister's family. Traveled around West Virginia and Southern Ohio growing up. The only stability I got was from my mother's side of the family in Boone County. My Great Grandfather on my father's side was preaching in Madison during the Mine Wars. He ran for the state legislature on a pro-union ticket and won only to have the coal companies tie the results up in court so he ended serving only one day out of this term. My Grandfather on my mother's side stood with the miner's at Blair Mountain and died of Black Lung when I was still in my teens. I was raised a Conservative Christian...not a Fundamentalist. Strict separation of church and state based on the understanding that what makes for a good politician is pretty much the opposite of what makes a good Christian. I'm politically radical in that I believe in one man/one vote and the only way to have political equality is to have economic equality. I'm an atheist because once I accepted the fact of my own mortality I found no need for belief in God.