(Bad) ERE Poetry

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ertyu
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unemployable wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:46 pm
Two hundred forty
Years of USA progress
Give us THESE two guys?
the meter might work better if you subsituted "clowns" for "two guys". Jussayin

7Wannabe5
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Reduce the need to produce
Thousands of years
Measured in repayment of a borrowed pig
Be comfortable for now
With three percent

Hristo Botev
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Black oil
That forbidden fruit
Upon it the great mythology was built
A foundation with fissures
Growing wider by the day
As we get fatter and more comfortable
We are heated and cooled
We are satiated and entertained, and distracted
And sick
But technology will make us well; international cooperation
Sustainable(tm) and organic(tm) and natural(tm) and green(tm)
Prolicide

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Now, when I go to the bathroom at work:
I first mask up,
Because my breathing could kill others;
I must remember a 4-digit code to unlock the bathroom door,
To exclude those sleeping on the streets outside.
But all is well--this too shall pass and the myth shall continue evermore.

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Convenience over community
From the corner grocer and the neighborhood public house
To drive-thrus, and strip malls, and mega malls, and Big Box
Parasites all
Provisioners for the cocooned sheetrock palaces
Enter Amazon and ghost kitchens, to tear it all down
Leaving an apocalyptic asteroid belt in their wake

(Inspired by my morning podcast listen: http://upzoned.strongtowns.org/e/this-1 ... -collapse/)

BookLoverL
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freeform poetry cause that's just how I roll

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some say
I am cheap
and I agree with them
but I'm having more fun this way.

shame I have somehow
become
practically unemployable.

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unemployable
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If only you had
Made that word your username
Before I took it.

Hristo Botev
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The Prophet Billy Strings

Watch It Fall

Well, it's not so easy now
Though it never was back then
We still can't seem to work this out
But you can still pretend
And these tattered walls and burning bridges
Quickly start to fall
How long until there's nothing left at all?

I've been to California, man
I've seen them city lights
Been stranded in the desert
Scorching days and freezing nights
And I'll never understand
Why people try to walk so tall
How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we used to feel so free
Won't you wait a while in silence, love
Watch it fall with me

Well, the old men said the great Big Apple's
Rotten to the core
With Wall Street skimming from the till
While no one minds the store
And how could someone get so low
In a building so damn tall?
How long until there's nothing left at all?

While chunks the size of Delaware
Are falling off the poles
Our heads are buried in the sand
Our leaders dug the hole
Like junkies hooked on fossil fuel
Headin' for withdrawal
How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we used to feel so free
Come and wait a while in silence, love
And watch it fall with me

Now the answers in our heads
To the questions that were asked
It boils up from underground
And leads us to the past
To a place that's long forgotten
When we had enough for all

How long until there's nothing left at all?

Don't you love what you got used to?
When we try to make our stand
The hourglass is growing empty now
Just to leave a pile of sand (watch it fall)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y97gX9QSwZk

Hristo Botev
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If I just had [___];
Well, then I'd be satisfied.
Ooh, wait, what is that?!?!

Mae
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Non INTJ
Reading all these forum posts
My brain is breaking

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