Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas Day

Christmas Day
Has come again
Time to open the Champagne
Wrap up presents for one another
To beneath a dead tree, place under
Consumerism will take control
As heads around are lost by all
In a manic lunge at joy
Fro every man, woman, girl and boy

Monday, 19 December 2011


Man awakes to chicken in brain
Laying filthy eggs of pain
He'll drink
He'll pop
Take painkillers galore
But all the while
The pain he'll deplore

We can infer from the lexis 'deplore' that the author of such a verse feels strongly about subject matter of 'pain'. Meanwhile, the 'chicken' within the work, must surely be symbolic for Western civilisation's obsession with consumerism: the eggs of pain being the products of a consumeristic and capitalist culture.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

7 A.M

7 A.M.
Time to sleep again
Time to brush teeth
As if for the morning routine
But instead
Not all is as seems
For this man
Has not yet slept
Deciding instead
To avoid bed
To better progress through his work
Until it's done
And the birds do chirp

The author's relationship with sleep is demonstrated as being a strained relationship in this verse: as sleep is the symbol of his lack of progress, and therefore the evil against which he must grapple in order to achieve progress.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Missing Milk

Missing milk
Is quite the shame
When man returns
His tired frame
To recuperate his mind
Only to melancholy find
His milk has gone
Been all but used
And instead of his milky brew
A black coffee
Will have to do

The author's relationship with milk is such that it could be inferred that the lack milk mirrors the writer's mind: both having been ravished by modern society's routines.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Smoked Cheese

He devours smoked cheese
All through the day
Although he knows
He will soon pay
For such a luxurious
Which he could eat
All day and night
If only he did have the funds
To make smoked cheese
The only one

We can extrapolate from the authors desire to eat smoked cheese 'all day and night' that they are fond, or perhaps addicted, to cheese of the smoked variety.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Drunken Returns

This time not him
His friend instead
Returns drunk
To crash on his bed
Amusing to his mind
He finds
His drunken 
As he recalls the events
Of the night
To prevent them seeping
Out his mind
Drunken returns
Are oh so fine

The author clearly finds the actions of the aforementioned 'friend' a welcome diversion from his routine; mirrored in another's actions are his own, for him to see.