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The memory of 1989 does not scare you
no, it does not scare you at all
While bullets zing you watch in amazement
betting who will die first
You've seen this episode before

You lecture your kid what type of a gun
a caliber what not is
as if there is nothing there that
is morally reprehensible,
besides this on TV all the time

A bursting Head is no different
from a politician Bursting his tongue nightly
or women clad in Bikinis gyrating
on prime time TV, therefore How
different is this, Die Hard and
Under Siege are your favorite movies anyway

From the corner of your eye
You find another shoulder
laughing at the absurdity of a coup,
for one, you had many
and it doesn't change anything or will

Your wife is worried but you laugh
at the soldiers get ups, somehow
red is not at all fashionable with
a camouflaged uniform, so what
so what?

Reforms are already funny by their names
and you wonder why people even vote at all
you will laugh as commentary
from an English cable channel
features irrelevant scenario projection,
oh how well you understand the whole situation
You say why can't the senators do something
about this at all?

Camote will remain the staple of your brothers
while you import merlot chardonnay
and pronounce it right
the dismay here is not in their plight
But the cork is not good enough

Somehow, ceasefire means
Manny Pacquaio is on TV
and you could care less about who dies
or who leads your country
as long as your champion wins

This why
Only you can appreciate
why poke is an oxymoron
or understand the wisdom in eating salt,
or salting fish. See, others from
a cable country they throw salmon heads away
but only you appreciate how good it is,
Your's you say is a funny culture
others do not appreciate at all because
they lack a good sense of humor

investments evaporate
as if it is nothing new
On camera, when the seige ends
you are still a smiling face

The next day when you try find something else
to laugh about and comfort you
You read the papers and you see
the dollar exhange rate
goes your way while everybody suffers
and somehow you are one happy creature
you go back watching TV and there
it's the same fate

I saw you on TV and I can only say one thing -
What an ugly collage you are.

--
Jardine Davies


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The following comments are for "Collage #2003"
by webguy

Be seen
Oh Jessica I thank you, it was a mistake. Good thing you pointed that out... It should have read 'You've SEEN this episode before' instead of 'You've this episode before'. I did miss that one. Anyway I'm unpublishing this for a revision :-) Thanks a lot!

And demeter, 'ahhh's' from you are as powerful ;-) I appreciate them as well :-)

( Posted by: webguy [Member] On: April 24, 2005 )





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