Thursday, 18 February 2016

Paper Dolls

We stick any crisis on them,

Those paper dolls

Stare from newsstand

In bright lime and pink.


We stick new style

A new wedding of birth,

On these paper people,

In a bought world.


They live in a paper world

Or a horror house of mirrors

Of distortion

Of divorce

And those private disasters.


So let’s keep our soul private

And stay in 3D

Don’t become a reflection

A digital being.


We make ourselves

Into paper dolls

Stick on new hair

A new colour

A new us.


We stick an emotion,

For our public

Half glad they’re whispering

About our perceived life

On the screen

We’re all smiling

Even when were tired

And ordinary.


So be normal

Don’t smile all day

Have a 3d soul

Don’t be a paper doll.




Friday, 12 February 2016

The Bloody Valentine


You said we were like

Romeo and Juliet

But you could never read

A book until the bitter end.


Our hearts beat fast

Our appetites went

We stayed up all night

Like kids in love

Or on class a drugs.


And then the obsession crept

And the control

We forgot that we must both

Fight for our world alone.


So we became one

And that slowly killed us

Until we became lustful mush

Lines became blurred,

Our life a soap opera for two.


But someone should live

They should live their book of life

Until the bitter end

So you took the poison

But I decided to live.