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mat_j Posted: Sun Feb 22 21:10:05 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Aw feck it i'm feeling pretty flush, i'll risk posting another one.


This is my home town from the perspective of a bitter old drunk


Remembered in 1999
Mat_j
1 Feb 2004
The faces dreary in the crowd,
The pissed up girls all turned up loud,
The kids are lurking round the shop,
Putting up signs wont make them stop.

A young scuba diver,
Returns from the lake,
But there's no survivors,
From a drunks mistake.

The vicar shouts out off the cuff,
But the congregation's had enough,
He's crying naked in the gutter,
And a Psalm becomes his last to utter.

At St. Michaels palest walls,
A different group are sitting down,
A secret society of the Popes men,
Have crossed themselves and said Amen.

A mountain green and a slag heap,
The old man in the coat's a creep,
But the angry boys smashed in his face,
To save him from a public disgrace.

The yellow lights from a blackened vale,
The speeding cars tell another tale,
From the mountainside i watched with pride,
The whole thing's been pent up inside.

I stumble home late at night,
Trudging uphill with all my might,
For every step i manage to make,
I restumble three and have a break.

Ona rainy night at the bus stop,
The factories as the bleak back drop,
I tried to bring my thoughts to grips,
But you just smiled and kissed my lips.


(Taken from Seven Lonely Jays)



 
ifihadahif Posted: Mon Feb 23 06:54:45 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  very good matj, sounds like some tom waits influences in there.
somewhat reminiscent of his "small change", yet still original.


 
mat_j Posted: Mon Feb 23 10:09:47 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>very good matj, sounds like some tom waits influences in there.
>somewhat reminiscent of his "small change", yet still original.

Thanks Hif, i didn't really have Tom in mind as i wrote, but it did end up with Waits/MacGowan influences to it for some reason probabaly because the subject matter was so close to lyrical ideas of those two profesional drinkers.


 
Asswipe Posted: Mon Feb 23 19:34:58 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  i dig it, didn't follow half of it but you had some good shit in there. "girls all turned up loud," is sweet. "The factories as the bleak back drop" is also real cool.

i've noticed that w/ most of your poetry you say (taken from ________) at the bottom... what's the deal w/ that? source of inspiration or is this someone else's writing?


 
mat_j Posted: Mon Feb 23 21:29:54 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Asswipe hearing that from you makes me very happy, you reputation as a reviwer precedes you!

I take them from various different albums of poetry i have written in one big anthology called walk. Each one has a name like Postcards from the Highway, Vespers, Soundbite sized and Seven Lonely Jays.




 



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