Friday, April 24, 2009

GUN CRAZY (Part Eighteen)

- my bright and shining aimless generation-
fear not for your lack of aim
the others the others your fathers and mothers
all went off way too quick
a flash in the pan before the pander
the bark was loud but the bite wasn't vicious
the fire was bright and fine
but when the smoke cleared
the mark was missed
but still They insist
a one-shot stopped a war
one day they'll know what aim is
one day they'll see you were biding your time
waiting for the motorcade to pull into view
one day your aim will be dead on
and you will let fly, my brothers and sisters
let fly


Mariana Soffer said...

Nice potrait of current times.
The dead of the ideals is fantastic and horrifying at the same time.

Ben Brooks said...

I liked this a lot too.
You know why its good.

Jason Gusmann said...

mariana - thank you for yr visit and very perceptive comment!

ben - thanks for coming by, my good sir. sometimes i know why its good, and sometimes i think i should tear it up and put the pieces in someone else's trashcan. poetry is weird and hard to pull off.

Harmonie22 said...

Holler! I'm a Gen-X'r, aimless and proud yo,

PS nice one

Mariana Soffer said...

Thank you for the beautiful reading