Splintered, by Ivor Steven

Splintered

 

I’ve been sifting through the truth

It’s like pulling a sore tooth

Leaving a gap as wide as mile

Revealing a chasm of empty smiles

 

Let us have another peek

To see if new light warms the other cheek

Away from the one that throbs and leaks

 

We can all walk on shallow waters

But while we’re protecting our daughters

We sink back into our own private quarters

 

Where our stage is a learning curve

On how to avoid life’s next hard serve

Without losing our leftover nerve

 

And in a forest full of burning trees

Angry flames bring us to our knees

Splintered by our own racist disease

 

 

Ivor Steven (c) June 2020.

“So American”, Lyrics by, Portugal The Man

If pain was a color to paint on you
Your heart would be the color blue
Be a gradient from there
Until your body met your hair
Which remained a silverYou are the one they call Jesus Christ
Who didn’t know no rock and roll
Just a mission and a gun
To paint rainbows in Vietnam
And a heart that always told youThere’s a madness in us all
There’s a madness in us allSo, who broke the rules?
Who broke the rules?
Who broke the rules?They said
Every one of you will never try to lend a hand
When the police men don’t understand

Boys, all you boys
Just think it’s so American
Girls, all you girls
Yeah, you’re so American

He may not be born of this land
But he was born of this world
He was born of all the mothers
And the colors of our brothers
And the love that was started

You by the one they call Jesus Christ
He may not know no rock and roll
And there may not be a heaven
Or a place of which to send you
But you know in the end

There’s a madness in us all
There’s a madness in us all
There’s a madness in us all
There’s a madness in us all

So, who broke the rules?
Who broke the rules?
Who broke the rules?

They say
Every one of you will never try to lend a hand
When the police men don’t understand

Boys, all you boys
Just think it’s so American
Girls, all you girls
Yeah, you’re so American

There’s two eyes for every one of us
But somebody got there first and took them all

There’s two eyes for every one of us
But somebody got there first and took them all

Man, oh man
You think it’s so American
Man, oh man
Yeah you’re so American

Man, oh man
You think it’s so American
Man, oh man
Yeah you’re so American

There’s two eyes for every one of us
But somebody got there first and took them all

There’s two eyes for every one of us
But somebody got there first and took them all

ivor20

G’day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I’m an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I’ve been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems. 

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