Saturday, June 25, 2011

Crazy Days



How can I paint a self portrait
Lookin’ out my door these days?
I can’t remember smiles I had,
Now lost haze of craze.
Today is off its chain,
A maid with lazy ways.
How can I paint a self portrait,
In a crazy day like this?

Trains crashin’ off warped tracks,
People travelin’ to damn fast,
OPEC gas hikes kickin’ ass,
D.C. hidin’ all the facts,
It’s a crazy tinted day,
In a mushroom kind of way.

How can I paint a self portrait in a crazy world like this?
How can I frame my life inside a crazy world like this?
How can a smile and a hungry child exist in oil as one?
In all this crazy haze,
Imposter’s dressed in gray.

I can’t paint a self portrait,
Inside a world like this.
Unless I go abstract and scream
With cubes and strokes of black.
Picasso’s comin’ back
With vengeance in his hat.

Trains crashin’ off warped tracks,
People travelin’ to damn fast,
OPEC gas hikes kickin’ ass,
D.C. hidin’ all the facts,
It’s a crazy tinted day,
In a mushroom kind of way.

I won’t paint a self portrait,
Inside a world like this.
I lay my brushes down and grab
A hammer, nail, and spade.
It’ a crazy kind of day,
I think it’s time to pray,
In a serious kind of way.

Not a time for self portraits,
In a crazy world like this




For One Stop Poetry; Saturday Celebration

6 comments:

Fiducia said...
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Fiducia said...

Not a time for self portraits,
In a crazy world like this...

How well can you say it?? Amazing effect for change concept in these verses...so pathetic, deep, and hitting reality! World's changed so much....self portraits are out of place..Gr8 one once again Henry! Loved the title too..

Brian Miller said...

nice...great write again...today is off its chain, a maid with lazy ways...ha...great description...

Claudia said...

this is frickin' awesome henry - i like the speed and emotions in this. cool close as well with grabbing hammer, nail and spade

donnakiser said...

Yeah, I totally agree with the others, this is terrific shit. Love it. The refrain is full of rhythm.
dk

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

This was a great read for me. Yes it can become hard at times to smile.
Good write.
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