So Smile

So Smile

A Poem by Corset

...in my peripheral
he's bloody edged under the bed
feeling life shifting along
in very long zigzag lines.

I see mothers taking old medicine
t-empty bottles toppled to their sides
drool pooled into neck crevices
withered down to the wrinkled  "Y"
between their breasts.

Old broads in leopard print bras
trying to look sexy
while the old men watch
leotard static on the yoga channel

alarm clocks ringing by the bedside
hit snooze and keep dreaming...

Tile floors tap out existence
of a quiet dog,
a neighbor puffs out his chest in
"I told you so's"
Life repeats itself
and people
get what they deserve,
Old debts return to haunt you.

but you realize this is probably

the happiest you've ever been

So content with our complacency
so you smile and hit recline
on the easy chair and
start waving that
Good Old American flag.

© 2017 Corset



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as far as this particular poetic genre is concerned.. this is better than 'Breaking Bad' is to cine drama.. and I thought Breaking Bad was damn good.... Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


Corset

1 Month Ago

well thank you kindly Neville, hope you are having a blessed day :D
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

twas my very sincere pleasure my friend... blessed day sentiment well and truly back at you... Nevil.. read more
we get caught in some deep and dusty ruts, but we don't know any better so we just keep trudging.

Glad to read you.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Corset

8 Months Ago

so true, deep dusty ravines come callin' but that's life, currently I get to see how the other half .. read more
I agree my dear friend.
"and people
get what they deserve,
Old debts return to haunt you."
We pay for every good deed and sin. I like your thoughts and the proper ending. Always a pleasure to read your work dear Corset.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


Corset

8 Months Ago

They do in-deed, best to keep that karma clean, it comes back 3 fold "they" say.
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

I know. I paid often for my deeds of youth. Karma always gets her due.
'The wrinkled 'Y' between their breasts'.

What an amazing image that is!

Your perspective, poetic eye into the ordinary is so enchanting.

WELL DONE

Posted 8 Months Ago


Corset

8 Months Ago

I wonder why you didn't spell it that way on your Moniker BlakPrince
BlakPrince

8 Months Ago

the reason it's spelt like Blakprince is because I previously opened a writerscafe account with Blac.. read more
Corset

8 Months Ago

oh I hate when that happens, well , welcome BlackPrince since you want me to spell it out, have a gr.. read more
well, i think you hit the nail on the head,loved it

Posted 9 Months Ago


Corset

9 Months Ago

ah thanks my friend, isn't the grass always greener?
 wordman

9 Months Ago

well sometimes it is and sometimes it gives a false illusion
Corset

9 Months Ago

so true.........................
Its a reflection of the times but not necessarily in good light! Nice work Corset

Posted 9 Months Ago


Corset

9 Months Ago

Thank you Andrew, I'm glad you stopped in
I am your lover of words - my poet, and friend. I love 'good old American flag' - been trying to do something on those lines, but as you know, I can only write three poems a year! However - you have given me an idea. I love the zigzag!
-xxxxxx-

Posted 11 Months Ago


Corset

11 Months Ago

So good to have you returned to us Rosa, we are already part of a circle, we will stomp and cry, hav.. read more
This is so good and apropos on both sides of the pond. Although we wish it wasn't. The staining of our society. Trouble is it happens again and again. This is probably the happiest you've ever been.
A clear, poem of anti romance and the complacency in the fall of empire.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Corset

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Ken, I love that pick of you!
it takes almost 50 years, I've been told, before you start to get use to life. The first 50 years your spending decomposing and spoiling the sheets
on the 30 year old Beauty Rest mattress.

There was this guy on television talking about revolution if Trump was impeached. And i'm sitting there thinking, do we Americans have the heart for revolution, what with our kids grown or in school, our mortgages under water and our waist lines liberal? So I leave the naming of this American grind to the alphabetarian's/ the poets who have, while their hair is falling out, sorted this thing out for the rest of us....I love you so much.....dana

Posted 1 Year Ago


Corset

1 Year Ago

Oh I think everyone crave a revolution on some small level in their lives to shake things up and mak.. read more
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I'm hoping if I exercise and eat right I'll never need to sign up for the old age home. And my dog (when I get one) will have a nice carpet to walk on.

Just hopeful thinking though. Old age sucks. This poem however, is a winner. Nice metaphors.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Corset

1 Year Ago

Thank you Relic

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