Monday, December 18, 2017

Everything will be okay

we humans
can’t help but crave
romantic endings
throwing ourselves
forward into fantasy
futures of religious
or scientific
heavens of happiness
where the dead
don’t die
and evil is refused
entry at the gate

of course…

there is always
a price to pay
for all that
suicidal optimism


© Harry Rout 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Genesis

Look over there
All the butterflies
Have lost their colour
While perishing
Beneath our sins

Poisoned souls
Intoxicating
The purity
Of things

While
In the garden
Adam and Eve
Stand in line
For a ticket
With everyone else


© Harry Rout 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hope and horror


tragedy?

oh there's
tragedy
alright

all those
putrid
fairy-tales
we
stuff into
the minds
of little children
are disasters
waiting
to implode
in the kitchens
of
the future

too
many happy
bloody endings
give a false
impression
of life

Snow White's
prince was a
chauvinistic prick

&
let's not
mention
those fuckin’
dwarfs


© Harry Rout 2017






Thursday, December 7, 2017

Neon dreams and miracles

between the concrete
and dead carcasses
moonlit shadows
trapped in neon
city madness

with insignificance scrambling
thru shopping malls
of paradoxical pleasure
a fine scribbled line
of melancholia

as screaming faces
linger in boredom
waiting for miracles
while existence slowly fades
in billboard advertisements

just another sign
of slavery
and suffering

while in the end...
more moments of emptiness


© Harry Rout 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

After the battle

“When fighting with monsters take
care not to become a monster yourself.”
Nietzsche


when all
is said
and done

when the war
is fought
and won

the hardest
thing to do
is show kindness
to the enemy