Try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.
Eighty dollar Cuban cigars
and a seat on the Board.
what on Earth did you do to deserve all of that
Who’s yanking your chain
who’s pulling your cord?
Suddenly life seems so flat.
Dog ended days
Chips cut with corn or with maize
the life of the lowly
slowly I am beginning to get the gist
of the things I have missed
and I see things must change.
In this City
I can see disparity.
factions on the margin
Verging on obscenity.
So should we all be stars in cars
have cigars with
fast women swimming through
in a boardroom grinning to, the poor folk
who’s winning the war
what is life for if not for the promotion of wealth?
and all other means necessary.
A pessary for Pilate
for where the sun doesn’t shine
on this hit parade the weather’s just dandy and fine
or it will be
when I get
Reserve me a seat on the board
attach the chain and the cord
John Edward Smallshaw ”Eighty dollar Cuban cigars“
And still they come and go: and this is all I know—
That from the gloom I watch an endless picture-show,
Where wild or listless faces flicker on their way,
With glad or grievous hearts I’ll never understand
Because Time spins so fast, and they’ve no time to stay
Beyond the moment’s gesture of a lifted hand.
And still, between the shadow and the blinding flame,
The brave despair of men flings onward, ever the same
As in those doom-lit years that wait them, and have been…
And life is just the picture dancing on a screen.