I have one wish left
Have you never seen Aladdin?
The genie leaves after all
leaching moments glide
carpets are flea infested
feeding on the weak
wishes once on stars
now there scratched upon lotions
wishes end torment
every wish a price
deathly heights balance falter
princes do fall hard
wishes wasteful spent
genie does smile, wasted breath
no happy endings.
5/7/5 Disney Aladdin chain
They told me in all honesty,
"you're a flying carpet"
and still they walked all over me.
I'd do the job for nothing if respect was what it gave,
but it seems to me Aladdin wants nothing
than for me to be a slave.
It feels like jellied eels out there
cold and wet and slippery
I think I'll put my slippers on
and watch catch up
on the TV.
But I've got to go out in the snow
fodder for the cannon
going on and on to a thousand
variations of at least four different
seasons in a day.
I know it's summer somewhere where
the Winter's left behind and its up to me
to find it, but at times this man's so blind.
If 'open sesame' won't do
and the bell don't seem to ring
I'll use a stick of dynamite
and blow the door right in.
It's a Sunday,
let us kneel and pray
to some greater God
who's left the World in such a mess
I think that rather odd
I get down on my knees
ask for forgiveness
A chess game and they congregate
make their moves
until they reach
sixty seconds on the clock
the gun is cocked
the casbah's rocked
the door's still locked
I light the fuse.
I live in a whole new world
But no magic carpets here
Even x-ray glasses can’t see what I see
Only the Bible can make it clear
People are half dead like zombies
And religion is our curse of Babel
Time is more limited and precious
When you must choose in what you should dabble
Most people want to see the sequel to Casper
But little do they know; it’s already on DVD
But once they know, they lack time or investment
And preach – “the best things in life aren’t free”
I’ve been given the warning of Noah
But they won’t heed until the fire rains
For our home is not of this world
In heaven there will be no tears or pains
Let me show you the world
I can be your diamond in the rough
To open your eyes to the bars around you
And strengthen you for when things get tough
I would offer a red or blue pill
But I’m not into drugs
So the choice is yours: life or death
All I offer is love and hugs
In the dream, I am Persephone
in the badlands. A cinnamon girl
standing where the Zephyr sways
sage and coral gullies gasp
for one more drop to drink.
I am plucking pizzicato
with saguaro needles
and ***** my fingertips.
Ten split figs
thicker than sap.
In the dream, you are with me
as Hades wearing a Zeppelin tee.
Your mouth opens
lips surround my slick fingers
sliding through the hollow of your breath.
My blood. A nightshade, a moon flower,
Toloache. You drink until you reach
the bedrock of my bones.
The desert is lonesome
now that I am gone
and you are delirium
with blood in your gums.
In the dream, the universe cracks
open like yolk from Cronus’ head.
Night spreads her dark cape
across the sky. Hades among the stars,
thin-hipped muses glittering like Aladdin Sane.
It is night and you are alone
in the badlands. Nothing to soothe
you but sonorous yips by coyotes
howling like Johnny Cash.
The Christmas season is upon us
With lots of things to show
NO THERE ISN'T , YES THERE IS
And the best of them's the Panto
**** Whittington and Aladdin
Are two that I've forgot
But I've heard that they're amazing
YES THEY ARE, NO THEY'RE NOT
A tradition every Christmas
The Panto finds the kid
Inside every one who witnesses
NO HE DIDN'T , YES HE DID!!
Actors dressed as women
Silly fun for all to see
NO IT ISN'T , YES IT IS
And lots of fun for me
There's nothing like a Panto
To make the people yell
NO IT DOESN'T, YES IT DOES
It's a laugh for me as well
This year I chose my Panto
I'm going to see the lot
So, I will wish you Merry Christmas
I WILL SO, YOU WILL NOT!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ENJOY THE PANTO IN YOUR AREA.
More often than not,
I am reminded of Aladdin's struggle.
He grew up with out a life of luxury.
And then he meets Jasmine,
And he transforms himself in to something that he wasn't/isn't.
In hopes of having her falling for him.
What I think of is that he wasn't noticed at all,
Except when he stole bread or did something bad.
Until he became a "Prince".
He sings that "if only they'd look closer..."
That "there's so more to me"
There are some days where I feel like Aladdin.
I've always found truth in Disney. And due to some recent events, I am reminded more and more that I an kinda invisible.
In the aftermath
Of a very hot bath
Used to re-read
Katherine Mansfield stories
Until she felt
A little bit snory.
Whilst Ted Hughes -
After he'd imbued
The cool waters of
A shower for an hour -
Would watch Jackanory
Till he felt Hunky Dory
Then listen to Aladdin Sane
To bring him back to
The real world again.
Watch That Man!
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