A Poem I Wrote at 1:55 in the Morning.

Avatar Author: Abstract Kicking it at the University of Oklahoma. I like writing, science, almost all forms of music (literally), creating constructed languages, graphic/visual arts, and a good book. I will not hesitate in saying I am a Christia... Read Bio

Once upon a time there was a Man,
Who deigned to spend the time upon a Plan.
He tweaked, adjusted, and refined his pet
Until one day his efforts were all set.

Some other Men he soon had to employ,
And they deservèd all that they enjoyed.
Quite soon, alas, these things would come to change,
’Cause others saw success and were deranged.

The Man was called, and he was then coerced
In such a way to nearly need a hearse.
“From each what can, to every as they need”;
So went the saying, as it was a creed.

On paper, yes, it workèd out quite nice;
In real life, though, it was giv’n to lice.
And others too reaped what the man had sown,
The powerful Men took what they did not own.

The Man, o’ertaxed, in life severely swerved,
So cheated out of what he had deserved.
He died a broken man, and in the soil
He rots as lazy sods reap from his toil.

If all a day he works, a day he’s paid;
That is the way society should be made.
And he who risks it all should make in kind
According to the dangers that he finds.

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    ok i don’t know that i get the reference in the exact context but i do like its iconoclastic blasphemy, well that’s just my game. nice poeing rorsh

  2. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    very Eugen Roth.

  3. Avatar Krulltar

    And the moral of the poem: Insomnia leads to capitalistic thoughts; so tuck your little proletariat children snuggly into bed lest they fall victim to laissez faire economics.

    Seriously, this is well done, and had some thought put into it… even if it was done at 2 in the morning.
    Not sure I agree with pryo about the Roth-ishness of this poem, because it’s not really comedic in nature.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    uh, money is the root of all evil?
    nice rhymes for 1AM hour..nearly 2. I don’t think i could pull that off..

  5. Avatar Marli

    It is ironic though afkak. Enough to scrape a nearness to Roth if not a wee bit more on the sardonic .
    It is true abstract that the mind doth wander to new depths whilst burning the candle at both ends. Did you imbibe?he,he.