Natty Phantoms

Natty Phantoms

A Poem by David L. Nelson
"

Subatomic assessment of our nature as we shop till we drop dead

"

 

Natty Phantoms

 

Natty Phantoms Born Blessed And Dressed To Dine

 

Temporary Bodies Dressed Up To The ninety-nines

 

Posing Like Immortal Statues

 

Digging Everlasting Diamonds From The Earthly Mines

 

Dressed Natty To The ninety-nines

 

 

 

Not Paying Attention To The Actions Of Atoms

 

Playing Roulette With Contradictions

 

Gambling With Worldly Addictions

 

Adding Pills To Subtract Afflictions

 

 

 

Nothing But Phantoms Dancing On The Clock

 

Smiling Into The Aging Mirror

 

Not Paying Attention To The Ancient Atoms In The Liquid Glass

 

Little Photons Swimming Past Lightning Fast

 

 

 

Gonna Live Forever Until The End Of Time

 

Stacking Stocks And Stuffing Socks With Drachma And Dimes

 

Born In A Blink And Die In A Wink

 

Packing Matter In The Clatter Of Time

 

 

 

I Wonder If You've Been Here Before

 

I Think I Know Your Bones

 

I See You Are Still Standing Still

 

Like A Statue Carved In Stone

 

 

 

Keep Your Eye On The Hands Of Time

 

For Soon We Go To Sleep

 

Beat The Drum Or Shout Your Rhyme

 

There Is No Time To Weep

 

 

 

But So Much Time To Sleep

 

So Much Time To Sleep

 

An Infinite Time To Sleep

 

 

Copyright David L. Nelson 12-16-2007 Ironworks Publishing And Focus Fine Arts


© 2008 David L. Nelson



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Natty to the ninety nines - that is a song lyric hook that demands to be sung whether you like it or not - again and again. The message was satircal and effective. I like ninety-nines not only because it seems so old, verging on a century, but because it is the selling price - 29.99 - oh, it's under thirty - ok, I'll buy it!

Adding pills to subtract afflictions - how perfect is that?!

I like the humor that accompanied the wisdom of this poem.

I have no criticism - I enjoyed the ride!



Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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striking with beautiful flow , well said.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

THIS IS VERY NATTY INDEED MISTER NELSON.
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BRING YOUR ART, YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, YOUR MUSIC - WE ARE MUSIC MAD AND IT'S A HAPPENING AT THE POETIC MINDS - JUST ASK KEN KESEY AND THE ELECTRIC ACID TEST!!!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


I Wonder If You've Been Here Before
I Think I Know Your Bones
I See You Are Still Standing Still
Like A Statue Carved In Stone

I love this stanza, it stands out I love the whole write it speaks volumes, so very well written i like your style.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the concept behind the poem, and it's beautifully written, nice one.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Natty to the ninety nines - that is a song lyric hook that demands to be sung whether you like it or not - again and again. The message was satircal and effective. I like ninety-nines not only because it seems so old, verging on a century, but because it is the selling price - 29.99 - oh, it's under thirty - ok, I'll buy it!

Adding pills to subtract afflictions - how perfect is that?!

I like the humor that accompanied the wisdom of this poem.

I have no criticism - I enjoyed the ride!



Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I like it, this is wonderful much enjoyed your write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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David L. Nelson
David L. Nelson

Malibu, CA



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I write poetry, fiction, short stories, essays and novels. Working in varied genres which span the spectrum, from humorous fiction to serious political essays. I am presently composing a book of poetr.. more..

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