A wicked play but I kinda like it by Anonymous
Updated: Mar 11
A wicked play but I kinda like it
In a sick
and twisted way,
sometimes I like to think -
my life is an underground Truman show
The director is Axeman of New Orleans,
or a tired man making the worst decisions in a videogame:
Life is strange.
If he had made my character straight -
my mother would marry me
to someone back home.
2 or 3 kids (gremlins).
A 9 to 5 to feed the kids.
A Bollywood film suitable
for the kids.
No room to make any mistakes,
WHAT WOULD THE KIDS SAY
I imagine my mother will kick me out,
the day she finds out.
I wrote a poem about it or did the playwright
make me do it?
With an hourglass I count
my days, then I pick it up and smash my head against it.
Snort the time left, like it’s cocaine.
I won’t give them anything
short of American Beauty.
Instead of a daughter in law adorned in jewels,
she’ll see my head next to my body,
coloured in red ink.
I’ll bring my audience to the climax
that they so badly crave.
I’ll cry, then I’ll laugh, and then I’ll cry
as they push my buttons.
But don’t worry- it’s okay.
You can’t have a rainbow,
without first being a closeted gay.
As I dance on the stage, over shards
of dreams and the ordinary life,
so out of reach.
Put on a show for my maker,
A number one humtv drama.
Lana Del Rey, what era
would they like me to replicate; I always wanted a
Terrence, or maybe even a Salvatore.
My story began like a drop
of scarlet leaking into their white paint.
The storm I bring with me
is so loud, Edward Cullen could hear me
from miles away.
I’ll splash ketchup
over my face, if my body runs out of blood.
The way he bites me
gives me life - I like the way he sucks
the pain away.
A tragic headline
with my face, doesn’t sound too awful right now.
If I may fall, I pray the viewers vote
to throw me off the Epping walk bridge.
Strike the forestage
like lightning, leave them shaking
with the curtain call.
might sound like a sick joke,
with my therapy bills piling up
each and every day.
But I want to be whipped harder,
make me the star
of Les Misérables.