Poetry Corner: “Childhood Plus”

Childhood Plus

Slapped on the ass
wrenched out with plastic gloves
spotlight blinds the primary vision
a warm welcome to life
horrid formula milk
and the accursed Pablum
shitting all over the place
the Big Ones pat our heads
so cute
but so obnoxious so get rid of em quicks
thrust into the gulag of kindergarten barricades
angry ones yell at us
discipline, morals
and proper response to the command
tolerated and patronised
riot after the first joint and a wobbly walk in the front door possible legless lager lout
the women you have been taught to hate
frustration equals the 10 pm. rape
to the factories of imaginary consumption
politely work for the son of a jerk
the son in law
45 team sweatered losers crowd the soccer pitch
elitism of the unemployed
beer bellied
pissing in laneways on the way home
the paranoia of survival
choking onset of the crematorium
companions fall by the wayside
life vanishes
to be bashed on the ass again
the cry

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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