Wednesday, 25 January 2012


In Starbucks he sits
Feeling sip by sip
The nagging sensation
Of capitalist domination
Which lines his mug
And makes others feel smug
As he sits in Starbucks

Mid-Lecture Hangover

During the lecture
His general conjecture
Decreases in standard
As, by-and-by
His head starts to fry
His brain starts to die
Contracting in size
Until, he can no longer hide
His hangover

We can deduce from a reading of this verse, that the author has a hangover.

Monday, 23 January 2012


When I get the blues
I put on my shoes
I go out on the town
And I go bust some moves

When I blow a fuse
I put on my shoes
I go for a walk
And it helps me to muse

When I have to choose
I put on my shoes
I get in the car
And I go for a cruise

When I'm looking for clues
I put on my shoes
I dress up as Sherlock
And go make the news

When my football team lose
I don't give a crap
I go back to bed
And I take a long nap

Clearly, the author holds shoes in high-esteem and seeks help from their footwear in times of personal struggle. This close relationship seems not to hold true for the final stanza, however, whereby the author 'don't [sic] give a crap' and finds resolution in 'a long nap.'

No Milk

He wakes up
There's no milk
Not a drop
Can be spilt
Into his morning
And so, he must trek
On foot to the west
To seek out
One Stop

This verse expertly depicts a situation of dire distress and unrest, caused by the absence of milk, which can only be remedied with an arduous journey 'to the west' in order to attain self-fullfillment.

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Man drokes*
Never smokes
Rolls papers
Never fakers
Only drunk
Never sober
In the morning he'll stop
But then he'll start over

NB: Droking = Drunk smoking.

As we can see in this verse, man's relationship with the consumption of burnt substances is based upon a lapse in sensibility, brought about by alcohol.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Should Be Asleep

He should be asleep
But instead he will keep
Open his eyes
Until he feels weak
As time passes by
He mulls over sleep
Soon it will happen
His eyelids will close
And all will go dark
When he will wake
No one knows.

As a reader we can extract a powerful message from this verse: the final stanza proving particularly significant, hiding undertones of self-distruction and demise. The line 'when he will wake' sets up the theme of sleep, which in turn is often a euphemism for death, and from the closing line ' No one knows' it can be inferred that perhaps he will never wake - enforcing the aforementioned euphemism. The full stop acts as a conformation of his terminus. An alternate interpretation could simply be that the author is very lazy and prefers to sleep late.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Year

Old Year gives way to New Year
Which proceeds from Old Year
Which gives birth to New Year
For which there is much cheer
Much drinking of beer
And, for some, a tear
As those of the last annum just gone
Wave goodbye as the New Year comes on
Goodbye to old
Hello to the new
Now let's settle down, and enjoy a hot brew.

Highlighted within this verse are the themes of 'new' and modernistic concepts superseding those of the 'old'.