Friday, January 28, 2011

Eighteen Weeks

Eighteen Weeks
(Inspired by Merle Travis’s “Sixteen Tons”.)
By: James Dubeau

They say a man is nothing but grit
This lone man can never quit
Never quit and keep on goin'
The towel will never be thrown on in

You go eighteen weeks, what do you get
A little bit stronger and faster I’ll bet
Ambition don’t you leave me ‘cause I can’t stop
Not ‘till this demon flies away from here

I had awoken one day when the clouds did part
I picked up my head and raised my heart
I’ll go for eighteen weeks on the hard road
As long as these feelings do not erode

You go eighteen weeks, what do you get
A little bit stronger and faster I’ll bet
Ambition don’t you leave me ‘cause I can’t stop
Not ‘till this demon flies away from here

I had awoken one day with a mind that’s clear
Just knowing that there was nothing to fear
For the worst of it all had come and gone
And I had gained quite a bit of brawn

You go eighteen weeks, what do you get
A little bit stronger and faster I’ll bet
Ambition don’t you leave me ‘cause I can’t stop
Not ‘till this demon flies away from here

While on the trail just get out of my way
Those who wouldn’t would always pay
With a left and a right I’m knocking ‘em down
That is until I can wear the crown

You go eighteen weeks, what do you get
A little bit stronger and faster I’ll bet
Ambition don’t you leave me ‘cause I can’t stop
Not ‘till this demon flies away from here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Battle of Paper & Clip (Redux)

It was proactive and action-oriented vice
Curved around its self twice or slyly slight thrice
For Clip was firm and held things in place
And Paper seldom exceeded plead, just-in-case

From a box of many it came
Here to keep these Papers tame
Assistant to red-tape, it had many uses
Manipulated, it could be bent and twirled as abuses

And the Paper would line, waiting for ink
Sometimes teetering right next to the brink
Deskination, brings about jag and rip
And so this is the battle of Paper & Clip

SPLACES (Redux)

It's places filled with spaces
And spaces between places
People away from people
And people away from themselves
As people in present places, outside
Other blocks of stacked spaces
Hide inside spaces of themselves too
As she hides herself, he hides himself too
Although, just as most too
In far SPLACES
People and places
Are merged
With inner and outer spaces
Come to better places
(far away)

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Run Real Fast

Wow! Another great day
achievement
appointment
disappointment
I feel somewhat mighty
Like I can conquer the day
Except for what you say
And can run really fast.....
Right off a building
On the way way down I think
You Think?
I fall really fast
Right through error
This wasn't for me
Fatherfuckpumpkinpiecocksuckingtruck
I smash really hard...fuc