Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Ego" by Stephen Jarrell Williams


None of us
what the world was coming to

we had ideas and even visions
nothing like the slap and roar of the end

children no longer born
women no longer loved
sea and sky no longer blue

earth, wood, and stone
on every man so full of himself.

Published in December 24, 2011

Monday, November 2, 2015

"You Shouldn't" by Stephen Jarrell Williams

You Shouldn’t

They say you shouldn’t
Antagonize the government
With their continuing expansion of the Patriot Act
Supplying sniper rifles to one-eyed Jacks

Marshall Law signs already printed up and stored
In vacant buildings outside of town and city

Row-after-row of thousands training
Strategically staged across the country
Containment forces with truck loads of body bags

NSA listening
Lists drawn
Odds are you’re on at least one page with an X

Easy now
Don’t panic

You use to think your body was God’s
But they’ll use it
After you’re shot and displayed like a ragdoll
Igniting you on TV

What a fire that will be
The news announcing nothing to worry about
Just a trash fire
Another trouble-maker dead

For everything is under control here at home
Smoke becoming our atmosphere.

Published in The Camel Saloon- January 2015