He Never Had A Chance

04 Jun

“…All we are saying

Is give peace a chance.”    John Lennon

Twelve devils dancing on a pinhead

Twirling, almost falling,

Catching each other  In sizzling embrace.

Winking, hooting, and hollering

Celebrating the death of peace;

            An un-precedent disgrace.

Needle threading cloth

A suture for a dress

In and out, out and in.

            A thimble on the thumb;

                        A thimble on the index.

Another unforgiving tear.

Another uncompromising disgrace.

Peace, should have been naked.

                        At best.

Where is the catcher in the rye?

            Suicide bombers!

                        Soft targets!

            Murder of children!

                        Children murder parents!

            Prophets poison followers!

                        Followers assassinate prophets!

Where are the angels and cherubims?

Where is the Lord of the dance?

Where is John Lennon?



6 responses to “He Never Had A Chance

  1. Kay Salady

    June 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    You’ve done an excellent job in writing this piece.


  2. Helena (Hey! Lena)

    June 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Crafted beautifully. It certainly brought about enlightened thinking. What a world we live in!


  3. ZQ

    June 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks Mitch, I will be in touch. All my Love.


  4. Michelle

    June 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

    I love this. You have captured my feelings of late.


  5. ZQ

    June 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    We all have Demons and Angels. The rule is, that we have the knowledge (with out the LAW). We do know, what is right from wrong.
    Thank you for your visit and sharing with me.


  6. skipmars

    June 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The cycle does seem vicious. Even from the peaceful, violence erupts; even from the wise, foolishness persists. Do we learn? Seemingly not. Even in his own quest for peace, I think Lennon had his demons as well. The words are there. Who puts them into action?



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