Pasty

pasty skin slathered in sunscreen,

a house dragging them underwater,

the car one-half payment behind,

a couple gadgets for distraction,

caught in the 24-hour news cycle,

marching to the beat of another,

these would make Orwell proud

.

or weep

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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on September 8, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Pits a vicious cycle slowly claiming humanity.

  2. I think Orwell would definitely weep

  3. This is depressing. That’s what you were going for, right? That feeling of being locked in by demands and life, wanting to be more free by amassing more commodities, and really them being what’s binding you down? That was my general impression.

  4. You had me at pasty skin – that’s me.

  5. It reminded me of a quote I love!

    Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

  6. This is a depressing truth. 😦

  7. Hey there πŸ™‚
    I nominated you for the 3 Days 3 Quotes challenge πŸ™‚ Check it out on my blog!

  8. Great piece John
    Just when you think it’s over she has to say she’s sorry
    As always Sheldon

  9. This is great; but Orwell wouldn’t have wept. Still a great line, though.

  10. Love this. Brilliant, brilliant poem.

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