HOWL! 2010

I SAW THE BEST MINDS OF MY GENERATION
DESTROYED BY CYNICISM, YOUTHFUL ARROGANCE
AND EMPTY ANARCHIST POSTURING.
WAVING A TATTERED EXISTENTIAL FLAG
AND FIRING A ONE FINGER SALUTE AT THE STATUS QUO!
CLUTCHING THEIR BATTERED COPIES OF SATRE
AND QUOTING KAFKA, CAMUS AND DE BEAUVOIR
BUT ULTIMATELY BELIEVING NOTHING AT ALL!
CHASING THE DRAGON AND DROWNING THEIR DEMONS
WITH CHEAP PISS AND SPEWING THEIR BILE
INTO EARLY MORNING GUTTERS.
FEELING THE DAWN THROUGH THE CHEMICAL HAZE
THAT CURTAINED THEIR REALITY.
CREATURES OF SHADOWS
SEEKING COMPANY IN THE SHARED SUFFERING
OF LIKE-MINDED LOST AND ANGRY SOULS.
LASHING OUT AT A FUCKED UP, UNCARING WORLD!
FRUSTRATION FEEDING THEIR ANGST AND PARANOIA.
SELF-DESTRUCTIVE FALLEN ANGELS
DELUDED BY THEIR OWN HUBRIS!
PUNKS ON THE BANDWAGON TO HELL,
REPEATING SOME-ONE ELSES MANTRAS!
SWALLOWED BY THE BEAST
AND SHAT OUT INTO THIS CESS-POOL WORLD.
THEY COULD HAVE BEEN ANGELS!
THEY COULD HAVE MADE BETTER CHOICES!
BUT LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER
THE “ REBELS “ SOLD THEIR LEATHER JACKETS
AND THEIR SOULS
AND SOON DANCED TO A CONFORMIST BEAT.
SWALLOWING THE LIES AND BULLSHIT
OF MAMMON AND MAYA
AND GROWING SOFT AND SELFISH AND COMPLIANT!
THE PUPPET MASTERS HAD NOTHING TO FEAR.
EACH GENERATION HAS ITS’ “ REVOLUTION “
OURS CAME AND WENT AND LEFT ME WONDERING……
WHAT THE FUCK HAVE WE BECOME?
SLAVES KEPT IN A COMFORTABLY NUMB STATE?!
WHERE ARE THE LONE WOLVES?
HAVE WE LOST THE WILL TO HOWL????!!!!!!

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A PIECE INSPIRED BY ALLEN GINSBERG, A GREAT POETIC SOUL!!! THE BEAT GOES ON!!!

Comments

  • ModernMythology
    ModernMythologyabout 4 years ago

    ‘’Have we lost the will to howl?’’ No. My generation loves to howl. They love to howl about how wonderful they are, how witty and original they are. They love to howl just for the sake of howling. It is one big howl. No longer a few howls to communicate, to express or exchange ideas and concepts. Just one big, egotistical howl.

  • YES, THE " ME " GENERATION!!!!!! BUT EVEN AMONGST THE MEDIOCRE MASSES…….A FEW LONE WOLVES STILL PROWL………THANX MM

    – raymondoantonio

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 4 years ago

    Right on commentary!!
    and, yeah, I agree with ModernMythology.

  • THANX MMARGOT!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    I am one & you are two…we can muster s lot of people Lrts have a march anf Howl…….I am with you Raymondo…..with u stand with you…Normajean

  • THANX NORMAJE!! XOXO HOWL!!!!!!!!!!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    tears so true, I will favor this so I can come back to finish it is late Raymondo!!!! sherri

  • THANX SHERRI!! XO

    – raymondoantonio

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 4 years ago

    You open up your soul everytime you write raymondo. I love the Lord Jesus. But my gosh you have such passion. I know one day, one day. There is such brilliance. I know one day, one day. Only God knows the Future, and one day, one day. There are secrets, there is the Book of Life, and I truly believe your name is in it. There is no space or time with the Lord. It is one continuous flow without the pain time causes. From the Foundation of the world. Your writing connects somehow with my former angst or with the angst of this mindless generation, but we are all in the suffering together. Oh my gosh, yes, I remember where I was in the 90’s with those guys Kafka, Sartre, and Camus. The Myth of Sisyphus blew my mind. The whole existential thing. But I moved past it, lived through it, to have an understanding of those kindred souls. The amazing thing about God there is no time with Him. He knows the hearts of those He knows. I always pray for you my amazingly wonderful friend, raymondo. TO GOD BE ALL GLORY!!! In-Christ matty

  • SO MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THAT SITUATION…….SISYPHUS……9-5….6 DAYS A WEEK….ENDLESS REPETITION !!!! JUST MORE BRICKS IN THE WALL…PASSIONLESS, GREY……ROBOTS…….SHEEP……….THANX SO MUCH FOR THIS HEARTFELT COMM MATTY!!!!! XO

    – raymondoantonio

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    AAAAAAAA-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooWWWWwwwwwwwwww!!!
    .
    SLAVES KEPT IN A COMFORTABLY NUMB STATE?! Raymondo you have nailed with this the ultimate weapon so many of the wolves were tamed by- the creature comforts that numbed the will to right the inequities… GREAT writing dear friend xxxxxxxx

  • YOU GOT IT ROSIE!!! KEEP ON HOWLING!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOFFFFFFF!!! XOXOXOXO

    – raymondoantonio

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 4 years ago

    SELF-DESTRUCTIVE FALLEN ANGELS
    DELUDED BY THEIR OWN HUBRIS!
    PUNKS ON THE BANDWAGON TO HELL,

    Exquisitely crafted!

  • THANX HELEN!!! YOU STILL KNOW HOW TO HOWL!!! XOXO

    – raymondoantonio

  • frankula
    frankulaabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful words that I`m sure we,in our youth,could identify with. I think as we get older we begin to tire and search for an easier way and going with the flow is a lot easier than trying to swim against it. It`s no good shouting against the wind or other more colourful phrases hahaha!
    Regards with Applause
    Frank

  • frankula
    frankulaabout 4 years ago

    I might add Youth is full of new Ideas but,without experience. That`s why so many come to grief .
    Frank

  • I TAKE YOUR POINT FRANK, BUT REVOLUTION CAN TAKE MANY FORMS…….EVERY SMALL ACT, EVERY POSITIVE STATEMENT CAN HAVE A CUMULATIVE EFFECT……….WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, WE WERE IMPATIENT FOR CHANGE…….AGE TEACHES US TO BE PATIENT, BUT DETERMINED………SOME OF US ARE LIKE THAT CHARACTER IN " MIDNIGHT EXPRESS " ….SOME OF US DARE TO WALK AGAINST THE FLOW……..SOME OF US STILL HOWL!!!!!!!!!!! THANX FRANK!!!!

    – raymondoantonio

  • Camelia
    Cameliaabout 4 years ago

    Why do i always favor your poems?cos they are always the bestCamelia.

  • THANX CAMELIA!! TOO KIND!! XOXO

    – raymondoantonio

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