Palings on the Fence of Life

The sound of sexy secrets whizzing through the air
As diabetic monitors lay on the ground so bare
Of birds flying backward into the blazing sun
As a lone Norwegian fisherman contemplates a g..
Go somewhere quickly, go somewhere true
Go to the place you can be, the one and only you
.
For square miles of tiles with hues of grassy green
This summer is the wettest you have ever seen
Look into my eyes, look into my heart
Please believe me this one time I did not drop that f…
For kids of 2.4 and a mortgage, dog and wife
Global warming is so unwelcome on a nuclear night
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I took the train to nowhere after flying on a plane
After often swearing never again – here I am again
With huskies in a huddle on this Arctic morn
There are too many fake religions for me to be reborn
So give me coke and truffles with a little on the side
Of loving men or women my sexuality I will hide
.
The clumping kitty litter of a naïve and restless man
Gives to him a meaning that his life is not a sham
When looking at a life through a jaded hour glass
Don’t say a life was worthless or you can kiss my a..
Ask someone who cares ask someone who knows
For the answers that I have may tend to tread on toes
.
On a bed of cobblestones is where I saw him rest his head
For a poor man often has no choice on where to make his bed
This time I did not ignore him or turn my gaze away
Instead I lent a helping hand to get him through this day
Four and forty blackbirds flew down from Inverness
I wonder what my mother would say if she knew I wore a d….
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Driving through the autumn driving through the spring
The life and death of nature is a very eternal thing
I see that man in the mirror as I comb my hair each day
Ever ageing over time his good looks are here to stay
So now the time has come to cease this wanton ramble
Friday, Saturday, Sunday gone, all the rest too hot to handle

Palings on the Fence of Life

Tony Mutton

Brisbane, Australia

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