fifteen minutes of fame, radical, protest, socialist, poetry, steven humphreys

Fifteen minutes of fame

I’m goanna get my

fifteen minutes of fame

you caused it

You made me

you’re to blame

I’m

a free man

just like you

a

C  I  T  I  Z  E  N

grazing like sheep

eaten by wolves

living by the sword

dying by my

own

blade

who am I?

look around…

I’m everywhere

and nowhere

doin’ just fine

at your local

bar

and five

and dime

I’m

in traffic

buying

stamps

at the

town

post office

standing in line

in front of you

an unknown face

in the crowd

pushing

from

behind

shouting out loud

wherever you look

I’m in your face

in back of your mind

changing the pace

I’m your neighbor

gardener

corner cook

educated

voter

read a thousand books

got my degree

you were lazy

your mind

got hazy

thought it didn’t

matter

(you rested on your laurels!)

I stole

your rights

(remember, you handed them over to me?)

on a

silver

platter

while you were

sleeping

we tore it

down

get used to me

the reins of

power

are now

in my hands

this great

land

will never

be

the

same

on nightly

news

fifteen minutes of fame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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