Pressure Plate

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Take a deep breath
Take a step back
Take a moment…..

Take off that mask throw off the disguise
Look at yourself through your own eyes

Don’t give into the pressure of pliable perception
Don’t be a fool and fall for this societal deception

Switch off the TV if you really want to see
Into the very depths of your own soul

You can’t put a price on your own self worth
You have been programmed since your birth

Anxiety, depression the symptom of a sick society
In an insane world why strive for conformity?

Just be who you want to be
Not who your friends and family want to see
Not some character beamed live through the TV

Live for your own reality
Remain true to yourself….

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Generation Alienation

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Dreaming of a life we can never attain
Drinking in big brother convincing ourselves sane
Brainwashed on reality TV, fame aint setting in
Where did it go wrong, where did it begin?

Brought up to believe the world could be ours
Told to constantly keep looking at the stars
Now it has turned to ash in our mouths
We are pissed off for being left behind
No second to stop constantly on the grind

We thought we’d be kings of a better tomorrow
Our dreams slowly fade as reality sets in
Before you know it we are settling for sorrow
Hiding in vain all our shame and our pain
Lost in a world focused on material gain

Northampton’s Road To Nowhere

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Take a walk through my town
Down the dark and dirty paths
We got no money for street lights
There are no wages for street cleaners
Peer from the lofty lift tower heights
Drink in the run down derelict sights
Hear the dereliction of council duty
Drunk on their neoliberal counsel booty
We have been cut raw to the bone
Dying homeless on the streets alone
Where is the council’s ghost at the feast
Playing host to our very own beast
Draining the lifeblood of our town
We have even been abandoned by the clown
Society now secondary to loan repayments
Who gives a fuck about benefit claimants?
Tear the bus stop down one won’t be soon
Expect one along once in a blue moon
Repeat to me we are all in this together
While I freeze to death in the cold weather
These fair weather friends provide no service
Do they forget they are suppose to serve us!

Snake Oil Stalker

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It is calling me each and every day
It calls me at night hard to keep it at bay
When I am low and in need it is by my side
Waiting to pounce when I lose my stride

It stalks me in my darkest hour
It grows taller and taller every time I cower
I hear it as you are reading this
Presenting the illusion of eternal bliss

It whispers my name with the cold wind
It pushes down on me until I am pinned
Cornered until I have no escape
You can’t elude this monstrous shape

It chips away until there is nothing left
It leaves me alone feasting on bereft
In a cloud of darkness with no way out
Stuck forever blanketed in self doubt

Fallen Hero

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I shall rise like the phoenix in my hour of despair
The wounded hopeless hero damaged beyond repair
Discarded demented awaiting with bated breath
My desperate final stand against the darkness
I cry out a cry of shame resigned to my fate
Swallowed hole by the sound of my own voice
Naive in the illusion I ever had a choice