Why Not

Why Not

A Poem by Samantha ~virginpoet

I write this piece in protest
to those who suggest that
I tune into local programming
and live a life that's considered
routine and formal

Worship a manufactured god

Bleed me  through taxes
retire me at sixty something
and sit back and wait to die
is what they claim as being normal

Nah baby no yellow brick road for me cause
I'm steppin off into the forbidden forest
and I'm gonna spark and blaze my own trail

Illuminate my own path with the fire of
my uncanny desires which pour from a place
I store deep down within my own wholly grail

Roaming through the wildness of thought
and tip toeing on the edge of the
unexpected always keeping my
awareness open to a random universe

Pursuing altered states while I meditate
with my mind clicking from channel to
infinite channel with no numbers to tell
me what came last or what came first
or when the world shall end

If I sound like Charlie Brown's teacher
to you it's only because I'm speaking
in braille so pardon me if you can't feel
the vibe or ride my flow

This message is intended for the kindred
spirits that are in tune to hear it
for these brothers and sisters
come from the same abstract tribe

So hop on the back of my untamed verbs
and hold tight while my verses buck like
a bull for sixty seconds against this
onslaught of conformity

As the brainwashed are put in spin cycle
and hung out to dry over that pond of
purgatory with their senses numb to
Creation's enormity

Unaware or without a care that the
thought police are performing a global
mental vasectomy throwing the
collective into one grand melting pot

Because they live in perpetual fear
of the two words that will free anyone
who dare to invoke and instill them
into their souls and these words are
?Why Not?

Why not take that risk and walk that line
on the boarder of genius and insanity
and unlock the mysteries that lay hidden
somewhere in between

I mean if we are only using ten percent
of our brains then that can only mean
ninety percent of our universe remains
untapped and unseen

So that makes ninety percent of the lives
we live now pure bullshit
I know you can feel it
that's why I say here and now
F**k the norm!

As I embrace that
brainstorm becoming
a cosmic surfer on the rings of Saturn
and bearing witness to the beginning of
my new astral shape as it takes form

Forming new thoughts that will scratch
the surface of my consciousness with
better questions and peel back the veil
of my true memories

Yeah man no more yellow brick road for me
I gotta spark and blaze cause I'm
sick and tired of listening to this man
go on and on about his stories

By Samantha Campbell

© 2011 Samantha ~virginpoet

Author's Note

Samantha ~virginpoet
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
~ Sir Cecil Beaton

poem was inspired in part by the quote above and the main pic please be sure to see full view thanks

title changed but still not happy with it lol

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I think this may be out of your ordinary but not by much. Wonderfully expressed powerful piece. Nicely done!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Loved this! I have always been one to stray away from the norm and be myself, and I was always berated or looked upon as a freak because of it. But I honestly never cared, and I still continue to be myself regardless of what anyone says. It's too much of a waste to let the government brainwash us and draw us in, too short for us not to be ourselves and let our true thoughts be heard.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I love this poem! The line "no more yellow brick road for me" is fantastic and it really sums up the whole poem and I think you can only really understand it if you have strayed from that road and paved your own, away from what society expects from you...and let's not forget that history is full of people that questioned "why not" e.g Rosa Parks.
This reminds me so much of one of my favourite quotes by George Bernard Shaw "You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?". Absolutely amazing piece!

Posted 6 Years Ago

That was a breath of fresh air! Full of adventure. Your free spirit is infectious. A cheerful and inspiring write. Thanks.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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wow very powerful and inspirational and that photo is perfect for this poem

Posted 6 Years Ago

That is a kick a*s photo and your verses and talent as usual go beyond. You are so incredibly tallented and love the whole theme, individual destiny.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very powerful indeed, I felt sort of attacked from every side, so if it's a protest, it's a great, chilling one indeed. I love this.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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definitely one of your best it is powerful and moving had me right there with you a very cleaver and slightly humorous write Im always in awe of your breathtaking poetry


Posted 6 Years Ago

Excellent! One of your best love! :)
We are so conditioned in these times, mind you...I think we always have been, false times where lies, greed and power breed more lies and greed...
Great poem love, profound! xoxo

Posted 6 Years Ago

great freaking fanatstic made me speechless one your best yet i believe i loved it keep writing i love reading more

Posted 6 Years Ago

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