to see forever

he was just a boy ever so clever and wise
wanted to see forever with his own eyes
sooooooo
he dressed up as a Messiah and crafted a ladder
then he climbed up that ladder rung after rung
ascending he got bit by a descending adder
causing him to fall while the cloud sirens sung

breathing in and breathing out takes its toll
gaining highs and failing lows take a toll
broken bones scatter into the starry-eyed night
and the brave boy succumbs to the adders bite

he was just a boy ever so clever and wise
wanted to see forever with his own eyes
sooooooo
he dressed up as a prophet and crafted a vessel
in the desert he strayed to inject his Achilles heel
rising so high he challenged Thoth to a wrestle
Thoth caste him back down broken on the wheel

breathing in and breathing out takes its toll
gaining highs and failing lows take a toll
broken bones scatter into the starry-eyed night
and the brave boy succumbs to the adders bite

he was just a boy ever so clever and wise
wanted to see forever with his own eyes
sooooooo
he dressed up as an ape and crafted a domain
he enslaved all the tribes and fleeced every trees crown
from the top off his totem he sat and did reign
but as every god learns what goes up must come down

breathing in and breathing out takes its toll
gaining highs and failing lows take a toll 
broken bones scatter into the starry-eyed night
and the brave boy succumbs to the adders bite

he was just a boy ever so clever and wise
wanted to see forever with his own eyes
sooooooo
he dressed up as an old man and crafted a pipe to pash
to chase a dragon into the night to steal its flight
but the dragon flames cancerously consumed the boy to ash
and the brave boy succumbs to the adders bite

he was just a boy ever so clever and wise
wanted to see forever with his own eyes
sooooooo
he dressed as a boy and crafted a sleeping cap
he’d put bells on the cap to wake him when he died
he journeyed many seasons with his pillow as his map
when his bells tolled he stood before death and lied
he said
i’m just a boy who has been ever so clever and wise
for i have traveled forever and seen it all with my own eyes
death replied
then you’re prepared to see nothing with your dead eyes
in fear the boy ran his bones scattering into the starry night
and the brave boy succumbed to the adders poisonous bite

breathing in and breathing out takes its toll
gaining highs and failing lows take a toll
broken bones scatter into the starry-eyed night
and the brave boy succumbed to the adders bite

©bg 2017

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kissing my one true love adiue

well i got me a woman who done gone disappeared
i went to find her in a wreck that just won’t change gear
broke down just a little before the lights turned salt eyed red
i gotta know babe why didn’t you stay in our cold cold bed
you gotta tell me before i unload this gun full of cold cold lead

i know i’d come home drunk and stinking of rum and you’d spew
i know you’d scream at me that i loved the bottle more than you
and you know i’d always swear to ya that, that just wasn’t true
but i know when you saw my lips kissing the bottle’s you knew
i guess i lied to your face cause i’d hate to see your eyes turn blue

well i gotta say my love gave me some kind of lost direction
i’m just stroking this gun thinking bout natural selection
raindogs have pews and you always called them curbs of reflection
well i’m sitting on one now waiting for a taxi back to my past
cause i know a road ahead without my love will leave the past unsurpassed

i woke up this morning with her back in my old unmade bed
my shrivelled purpled heart looking at her as if she were dead
she asked me if i brought her Flowers,i shook my guilt hung head
i could tell her the truth because she’d already turned a drowned blue
waiting for my parched lips that were still trying to kiss my one true love adiue

© bg 2013

Jesus Has Been Staying With Me

my arm pushes away the sun

a zombies arm
unshaved
unwashed
unclean

the fresh dawn dew
glistens
in
the presence
of
the morning stars
light
sight

i rise
a mound
of
withering
wormy
clay flesh
into
the tomb
resurrected

stumbling
staggering
about
the bottle
grave yard
moaning
for
strong
black coffee
to soak
my
brains in

by
early afternoon
my
rough dry
tongue
has caught
some
refreshment
from
the red acid
raindrops
falling
from
bottle shaped
dark green
clouds

unbeknownst
number
causes
cell bells
to
clang mercilessly
for
my soul
when
they stop
an
angels voice
speaks
about
Vietnamese food
and
ten pin bowling

later on
when
we met
my
angel seems relieved
i’ve
showered and shaved
this
time

we
lick each other’s
excited
wagging tongues
in
a soul mating
greeting

we eat
then
we go bowling

i
bowl over pins
like
i’m a
bouncer
knocking drunks
at
a bar
into
the gutter
while
trying to work
out
the angle
to
get the splits
on
angels divine
pins

problem solved
angel
wants to see
my
tomb

Pythagoras be damned
no
need to wait
for
my cock
to
crow thrice
i’ll
never deny
my
lucky god head

i
heroically roll
the
stone back
to
let her in
to
my tomb

angel
says
“i see you like your wine”
while
looking aghast
at
the low-lying
dark
green clouds
covering
the
peaks of the floor

i
suggest
a
quick game
of
spin the bottle
as
i explain the clouds
were
only fill of water
vapours

my
angel
a
skilled
meteorologist
sniffs
loudly
at
an empty
cloud
causing
an
affront
to
her nose’s
good sense’s

i
subsequently confess
to
my angel
that
Jesus
has
been staying
with
me

“yeah right”
she sighs
in
righteous disbelief
before
flying off
into
an avenging angel
that
summons
me to
take her home
then
informs me
too
go promptly
back
to hell

when
i get back
a
sheepish Jesus
appears
to me

i say
“what the hell dude”

jesus
spreads his arms out
crucifixion style
and
says

“my bad bud”

i
pick up
a
vertical
green cloud
that
is still floating
upright
over
my tombs
terrain
and
i takes a long swig
of
forgiveness
only
because

greek zombie Messiah’s

turn
water
into
the
best bloody wine

© bg 2012

 

 

this hole i ladle

the sky’s as muddy as this hole i ladle
i ain’t seen the sunshine since leaving the cradle
yeah
that’s when i started digging me a deep hole
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
just to lay down this heavy burdensome soul
yeah
i’ll just lay it down at the bottom of this hole

i guess folks you’re wondering how i survived
i gotta tell you deep in this here empty world
certain creatures exist and they have thrived
right under your feet their will has unfurled
yeah
their will has unfurled

now depending what you’re prepared to swallow
in what kind of muck your prepared to wallow
there’ll be parasites that’ll find their way in
yeah
parasites they’ll find a way in
in through your moulded pores clay thin skin

they’ll manipulate your feeble ego mind
make you believe you’re fulfilled and plucky
but in time you’ll get to feeling undefined
so you’ll use a junkie hoe and feel you got lucky
yeah
you’ll feel like you got lucky

cause you’d found some lost eves spread out bones
whose rancid flesh clings to your rhythmic groans
whose bones you’ll keep gnawing on down to their sweet marrow
yeah
down to their sweet marrow
then self-satisfied you’ll discard her on the morrow

the sky’s as muddy as this hole i ladle
i ain’t seen the sunshine since leaving the cradle
yeah
that’s when i started digging me a deep hole
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
just to lay down this heavy burdensome soul
yeah
i’ll just lay it down at the bottom of this hole

many leagues down a longing twisted me around
i began a tunnelling to take me towards the light
only Pythagoras was just as acute as he was profound
a million dreams of stars shepherded my downward flight
yeah
stars shepherded my downward flight

i learnt to feed my enemies dust, my friends sacred blood
if you know gods,you know a drought is just as deadly as a flood
there’s no forks in the road when all holes go south
there’s no trusting a man who listens to words from a gods mouth
yeah
who listens to words from a gods mouth

after weighing my soul on a gallows constructed from bones i picked
I joined Woden and his raindogs hunting down the Interloper
we chased him through rabbit holes as Wodens heart mocked and ticked
we shuffled the earth to let fools and jokers play poker
yeah
to let fools and jokers play poker

i found the Messiah seeking salvation behind a boulder
i collected my chips and threw the Messiah over my shoulder
then i took out my ladle and i kept on digging till i hit rock bottom
yeah
i kept on digging till i hit rock bottom

yeah
just to lay down this heavy burdensome soul

the sky’s as muddy as this hole i ladle
i ain’t seen the sunshine since leaving the cradle
yeah
that’s when i started digging me a deep hole
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
yeah
i been a long time a travelling
just to lay down this heavy burdensome soul
yeah
i just left my soul face down at the bottom of this hole
where from the cradle the sky’s as muddy as the
bottom of ones hole
yeah
where from the cradle the sky’s as muddy as the
bottom of ones hole

© bg 2017