Fat Cats and Satellite Souls

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  • pocketofdreams6
  • If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol. And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I dole out all my goods, and if I deliver my body that I may boast but have not love, nothing I am profited. Love is long suffering, love is kind, it is not jealous, love does not boast, it is not inflated. It is not discourt

Fat Cats and Satellite Souls

A fat man like a pig with black rimmed glasses, and the suit and tie to match
He lights his cigar, and stares out the window of his multi-million dollar loft
Into a small little world; he pinches a dash of cocaine onto the top part of his hand
Walks over to an altered state of mirror, he examines his face abstract with vision
All pouring with sweat, skin as red as blood, such beauty he sees what he wants
These become needs, like walking on a carpet made of needles, so he lies
He turns towards the bed, where his heartless wife lay, strung out on prescriptions
He demands her to take off her clothes and pose for the sake of love and art
Without a soul or thought she turns on like a robot, made purely for gold
She stares like a trance towards the hourglass, tapping feet, just waiting for him to die
That day will arrive, the day she begins painting herself old, in a big house alone
Programmed so perfect by America properly, without a thought or a choice
Sell your ears for antennas, and pray by God your souls will become satellites

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ginga commented on Fat Cats and Satellite Souls

06-27-2010

Pocket, This is so full of truths and yest I pity people who live like this. You have painted a scene so vivid I could of sworn I was front row center at a movie. This could be a page out of a novel. ginga

dumplin commented on Fat Cats and Satellite Souls

06-27-2010

I suppose it is just as miserable to be rich as it is to be poor. I long for the middle ground. Great piece!

kpeery09 commented on Fat Cats and Satellite Souls

06-27-2010

Very Nice, I like it alot, and I like the title too it fits it purrrrrrrfectly. Nice flow to the poem too, I give you 10.

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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