"Fly-By-Night Lights"


  • Life
    • MalikPeterson

    "Fly-By-Night Lights"

    Fly-By-Night Lights

    Fly-by-night lights are always so life-like.
    You can get a shine from a flicker if you buy the right type.
    You can decide with a snicker to shed the blood of white knights...
    but darkness represents fear...which is why we need these...Fly-by-night lights

    Though a fleeting flash of greatness may flicker...
    on the flapping wings of the bird's eye view kite...
    though wishing on a star is silly...if you decide you might...
    when the galaxy flickers...you'll need those...Fly-by-night lights.

    See...the jewels,women, and subliminal givens are the all-in-alls of kryptonite.
    So this caped crusade puts a cap on this masquerade called life.

    All hype...

    No exposure beyond the fog lights...
    making us think this cavalcade is alright.

    Cemented here...

    good foundation...live life boss-like...
    but you can meet your downfall any day...all nights.

    All white lights...
    All bright sounds...
    All tears over earth...
    But all life...doesn't end under ground.

    It's a difficult dream to make the simpletons king.
    Life contains complicated stages...but we should let the simple ones ring.
    If the vision's one thing...but the sight's unseen...
    then we might become keen to run a pipe through one dream.

    One dream...

    one dream...

    one dream...

    and then the next. 

    We've spent centuries learning how to make things complex.
    But read between the lines for content and context...
    and that will probably decide which con we run next.


    or concave?

    Who's responsible for the con that tells us not to be vexed...
    though our minds...are still not beyond caves?
    Emancipated bound slaves...infatuated with haze...
    a clouded sight line paints the skyline with a glossy glaze.

    Lost in days...

    Lost in times...

    awed and amazed with jaded minds...

    We are all Frankensteins.

    Dead parts create a dead whole.
    After we've lived ripe in those lights...

    There's just holes.

    The pomp and glitter of these lights...this life...
    is only Fly-by-night.

    The aftermath of it all...is the truest eternity.
    © 2008-2009 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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    soulwriter commented on "Fly-By-Night Lights"


    Thought provoking to the nth degree... The best poetic prose are those that bend the mind... That transcend the here and now blending all that was with all that will be. Your written voice is strong and with each verbal expression the world gains positive inflection for greater reflection! 10



    thank you soul...I am nothing short of honored to receive such a comment from you...and I appreciate the time you've taken out to stop by and give me a look. Thank you so much. Cheers!!!!

    SEVEN commented on "Fly-By-Night Lights"


    Kudos, Kudos, Kudos......well im speachless...me?...well done



    Yeah...that is a feat lol.

    KtIrish commented on "Fly-By-Night Lights"


    I don't think any complimetn I say is going to give your work justice, all I can offer is a very sincere 'you are amazing'. You rock, fer real.



    Awww...well thank you Kt...I guess I don't know what else to say to that either :)

    WordSlinger commented on "Fly-By-Night Lights"


    You are one amazing poet, I really enjoy reading you, always stay in touch, one day we need to talk Poetry, and Eternity, your friend, John E WordSlinger



    Thank you so much John. I know I said it before...but you are probably in the top five most respected poets here...if not the top...so it really means a lot for me to be able to garner your respect and capture your interest. I thank you again for reading and the time you take to comment and show appreciation for my work...and we can talk anytime...cheers!

    jesusfreake commented on "Fly-By-Night Lights"


    beautiful....almost like ur thoughts are works of art...magnificent!



    Awww...well thank you...I'm glad you liked.

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

    MalikPeterson’s Poems (52)

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    "The Melancholy Of The Heartless Ones" 19
    "The Misconceived Symphony Of Synergy" 38
    "The Complex Theory Of Beauty" 29
    "Stuck In Traffic" 29
    "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry" 37
    "The Making Of A Classic" 16
    "Only The Righteous Know" 46
    "It Was All A Dream"(dream series) 13
    "For The Love Of...?"(5 poem series) 23
    "Media Collateral Ligaments" 40
    "Note To Self" 19
    "Survivor Series" 9
    "Play It By Ear" 12
    "On Pleasure I Land" 25
    "Siamese Nightja-wu" 3
    "Love Story v1: Jade and I" 22
    "Would You Still Love Me?" 32
    "Yesterday's Future Present" 18
    "She's Deeply In Love" 26
    "Voices" 10
    "The Somnambulists
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    "A Heartfelt Debate" 8
    "A Stark Life" 11
    "The Sex Issue" 6
    "Torn" 31
    "Speaking of Deja Vu..." 4
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    "Reality" 6
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    "I Never Wrote A Love Poem..." 14
    "Seasons' Dance" 5
    "An UpWrite Soul" 4
    "Lucid Alpha" 15
    "The Voyager's Art" 5
    "Promiscuous" 9
    "Land of Make Believe" 5
    "Normality" 9
    "Once Upon a Yesterday" 11
    "Victim" 18
    "Just Invisible" 7
    "Esteemed Colleague" 9
    "Fly-By-Night Lights" 6
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    "Dreams" 13
    "War" 9
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