Late last night, while being kept awake by the new neighbors’ blaring stereo, I surprised myself by composing a couple of poems. The basis of these poems was top 40 oldies songs. See if you can guess which popular song inspired each of these poems:
Bootless my resistance be
To age-bought power – eternally.
Nor foot nor eye from this day stir
Without incurring my censure.
Bed forsaken, self neglected,
Shadows sought - for you’re expected.
My vision’s curse and heart’s obsession,
Unconsciously in my posession.
Foreseen apocalypse is here
Devouring all that we held dear
Yet truly, was it on this date
Foretold that we should meet our fate?
Two thousand trips around the sun
Have come to this - our journey’s done.