Monday, August 25, 2008

Poison From the Air

Today I drink the poison from the air
Thick with dark intrigues and evil spells
Mortal beings smile with cunning to spare
Their hearts twisted like devils in hell

Today just after the Beijing Olympics
A show of brilliance or a bag of tricks
The pride of an ancient tribe
Or the envy of an incapacitated lot.

Today the eve of the Permatang Pauh-Wow!
Eyes flash like knives, breathing out fire
The smiles drawn out like swords with words
There will be blood and dying and death tonight

Today these poor people out in the cold
Thought they are getting pieces of gold
Tomorrow they will get from whoever's the government
Lots of inflation and plenty of unemployment

Today I drink the poison from the air
Thick with dark intrigues and evil spells
Mortal beings smile with cunning to spare
Their hearts twisted like devils in hell.

1 comment:

CT Choo said...

Sombre and dark. Your latest poem aptly captures the current ethos.