The Poetry Corner featuring John Petersen

Good morning and welcome to the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming John Petersen!🙂

Godspeed, godspeed (Snake boot Deep) By John Petersen 2011

Growing up I was taught to learn how to stand on my own two feet
Think for myself, be unique
I alone would be judged on my character and good deeds.

Today, none of that means a thing
if I ain’t part of your group, clan, political party, or fraternity of needs.

I still haven’t gotten used to it, my loner instincts
All that they be

Day after day looking at the world as it sinks
Where are you god? This plan stinks.

I’ve visited the house of the lord and their plate was full
I’ve visited the ghetto, and it was cruel
I visited Key West and North Captiva Sanibel Island
They were cool.

The junonia I got for Su, drove a madman crazy beyond a drool
With a quick pull! She freed it from his grasp
Before I kicked his ever livin’ ass

I visited the depths of my soul and felt like a fool.
I visited them again over time and everything was cool.

I often wonder if I can make it with a guitar sitting on a stool
Probably not
My guee-tar playin’ isn’t all that hot

My strings, gently weep
Scream the dream
Bend against the wind

Today the world is not so great
Lost a couple of friends
And that made me hate…
You…..

Time to come back
The world is crumbling neath our feet
The world is polluted
The water, the land
And Ohh! the corruption and the greed

Even the middle income folks, are in need
Only 40% of our crops are used to feed
The rest are for biofuels
People are government mules

As you can see, the people are in need.
Hasten your return
We’re in it
snake boot deep

Godspeed, godspeed.

 

Awesome poem, John! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

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Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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