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M Gleave

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Preston, England, UK

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Unhinged Disco

by

M Gleave

More death and enmity served up daily
Dawn to dusk in full bequeathed
Had enough starters, main, a plateful
Sorely tired fed up to the back teeth

Maniacal sandy surreal dance floor
Red flashing lights then blue
Crowd stood dumbfounded awestruck
No clapping booing amphitheater scene

Rambunctious music by multiple sirens
Orchestrated, by all accounts ad hoc
Smoke generators fuel conflagrant
Deranged unhinged discos round the clock

No prizes awarded for grotesque dance
Only judging a plenty by twos ,threes
Pleading sobbing wailing crying
Vengeance swearing demanding on bent knees

Cycle of circle of death continues apace
More demented discos, dances planned
Formal invitation not needed, cept toe ticket
Worn when seen supporting other band


Our Times

by

M Gleave

Peace peace everywhere and no portion for us
Bikini red bikini amber
Security and ID checks
They've stopped the train and bus

Normality is now not normal
It does'nt feel quite right
Its ok they say
The threat its dissipating
Does that mean that they've escaped
Or that their hiding waiting

Steel barriers huge concrete blocks
Twas thought we'd seen the last of
Abandonded cars home made devices
Remind us of the past does
Robot wars in our cities
Grown men in romper suits
Telly tubbys no smiles just frowns
Harvesting bad fruits

Its different now its with intent
No apologies no sorrys
Its rather personal stand up close
No ford transits or lorries
They pick a target
Sit down smile
Proceed with thoughts sublime
And in an instant give the people
widows sobbing sons and daughters
From this chaotic hurtful crime

Its a crying shame really
They had a future had loving families
Lived a life of comfort
Routine with relative ease
And now they're gone no longer here
The reason why
People they keep asking.
Right now we don't have peace

confessions of a confessionist

by

M Gleave

Did them all, truly it was me
Martyrdom the end goal to gain
Own up sir surely do,yessiree
Baroque ghouled structures
Disfigured spasms contorted pain

Chief plotter for your eyes only
Logistics,materiel,oversight
Grandiose perverse planner VIP
Affidavits testaments,incarceration
The whole concoction A to Zee

Suits whom, why, this brazen novel
Jericho's walls, missing odd
Embellishment,verisimilitude, floridty
Time machine of no avail
Perhaps unrestrained hyperbole

(DIETS AND MODELS)

by

M Gleave



LIPSTICK ROUGE AND GLOSS AND GLAMOUR
ITS LIKE A MAGNET TO YOUNG GIRLS
ON THE SHELVES ON THE FRONT COVERS
DECKED IN DESIGNER GEAR AND PEARLS
WHATS THE HARM THEY SAY ITS FASHION
THEY LOOK GOOD THEY EAT THEIR GREENS
THE PROBLEM IS ITS ICON STATUS
THATS UNREACHABLE FOR TEENS

ALL THIS SLIMMING DIETING FASTING
ITS UNHEALTHY CAN BE BAD
PUTTING PEER PRESSURE ON OUR DAUGHTERS
BECAUSE OF FASHION TREND OR FAD
ALL YOU GIRLS ARE WONDERFULLY DESIGNED
DON'T BE SUCKED IN BY THIS RUSE
SURE ! EAT WELL AND EAT THE RIGHT STUFF
JUST DON'T TURN IT TO ABUSE

YOU CAN SEE THEM ON THE CATWALKS
AGENCIES HAVE PLIED THEIR WARES
PARIS NEWYORK MILAN LONDON
FIGURES WAIF-LIKE THOUSAND YARD STARES
GIRLS IF YOUR LOOKING YOUR ASPIRING
EMULATING WHAT THEY DO
CONCENTRATE ON STAYING HEALTHY
CONCENTRATE ON BEING YOU.

THE FASHION INDUSTRY IT LIKES SIZE ZERO'S
CAN MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT OUT OF PLACE
ITS GEARED FOR MANNEQUINS AND MODELS
NOT JO AVERAGE HUMAN RACE
PHOTOGENIC IS THE BUZZWORD
HOWS YOUR JAWLINE BLEACHED PEARLY TEETH
WHATS MORE IMPORTANT ,PHOTOS, WAIST SIZE
OR YOU THE INDIVIDUAL BENEATH

SOME MODELS THEYRE NOT WITH CLEAN HANDS
THEY SHARE A PORTION OF THE BLAME
LIKE OTHERS WHO'VE GONE B4 THEM
CHEWING OXYGEN FOR FAME
TV ADS ASSIST THE DAMAGE
MAKING GIRLS FEEL INCOMPLETE
PROMISES OF INSTANT STAR LOOKS
PERFECT 10 WITHIN 6 WEEKS

BE YOURSELF A BEAUTIFUL PERSON
WHO'S SO LOVELY AND GOOD FUN
BE WHO YOU ARE DON'T COPY IDOLS
AND ENJOY YOURSELF WHILE YOUNG
YOU'LL LOOK BACK WHEN OLDER WISER
ON YOUR TEENS YOUR FIRST 20 YEARS
AND REALISE THEY WERE WITHOUT MERIT
FASHION CRAZES, FOODFADS AND FEARS