Life in the slow lane


Thereís a tree over there.
I know you canít see it, but I donít care.
I never needed you to see it, for you are not here
And I could be anywhere.

The kids are playing and singing their songs.
With experiences they learn their rights from their wrongs.
We are all teachers, learning all the way along.

Why is that dog barking?
When no-one pays it any attention.
Oh yes I forgot to mention, that is it tied up.
It has never truly ran free.
Prisoner sent to detention.
Taken wherever its master may lead.
It shouts out loud I need to eat!
I need to run!
Or I need to pee!
Language is evidently not in what you see.

I chase a ball of love alone.
Got no hot number on my phone.
The buttons are not worn out from typing text.
I have stopped my endless search for sex.
Just give me fresh air and a place of peace
And I will leave you all to your jealousy.

I see a couple holding hands, with smiles on their faces,
But I have seen this before and I know how the story will end.
The beautiful nectar that begins as love, ends as faeces.
At the end they are not even friends.

Here comes the bus. Next destination please.
Itís getting late now, heading home for tea.
Still thinking of peace, love and empathy,
But I am incapable of understanding anything I have seen.

A motorbike goes flying on by.
Pretty soon they will be up in the sky.
I take the slow lane, no need to rush into the darkness.
All that is there is an endless list.

I already see the mother as she cries.
Heís being praised for the fact that he died.
I read about him the morning after in the paper.
Adrenaline seeker seeking similar.

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