Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Misshapen claws leave permanent marks 
Across the cheeks of inhibition 
Letting restraints drip & dry in ugly fashion 
Milk on my tongue 
Green military covert ops invade 
My yellow eye
Teeth sharp enough to bite through leather
Nails long like blades 
Cutting any vagrant dumb enough to misbehave 


Nine lives is plenty 
I'm having my fun
Stop the natural time cycle
Live on your own Earth 
Of course hate still exists 
This is no fantasy 
Torment given to the strong 
Kindness given to the weak 
Vertical sandboxes filled with treasures 
That always seemed worthless
A flow of hand me down locks 
With no hole for a key
A bank of dollar signs ruined 
By foreign governments


Green & free 
Putting on airs to climb for fruit
Seeking the meat of truth makes a meal of glue
That sticks to the roof of our mouths 
Silently revealing pain of departing foreskin

© 2010 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Anonymous said...

Warfare and the Wild. Which one wins? Great flow, I loved the shock of the last stanza.
Nice write


Unknown said...

moved by your poem, an interesting poem

Anonymous said...

Nice, wild touch of imagery in there - the continued pull back to the image of the jungle made this one very vivid in its pushing of the topic. This one shakes you - hits right at the core of some very real world questions today, and I agree with Shawn, that last stanza's a shocker. The word usage, the description, really hit. Fine work.

Beachanny said...

Another fine poem, Anthony. It had an after the end finality feel to it. Somewhere between social commentary and science fiction. Nice mashup.

dustus said...

Anthony, the more I read your work, the more I realize an undercurrent of social critique underneath the layers of well phrased descriptors. Creative and well done. Cheers

KB said...

Excellent poem. Wish I had nine lives like a cat.

Monkey Man said...

Excellent statement on repression.

Steve Isaak said...

Good, striking imagery.

Hope said...

wow! fantastic imagery!
love it!
thank you

Myriad of Thoughts said...

Great work...

╬ ρέгςϊς ♪ said...

wow...great job here kuya! :D

╬ ρέгςϊς ♪ said...

wow, great job here brother ("kuya" in Tagalog)! you really are eccentric! :) but as a Filipino, i can relate to this poem. :)


Reflections said...

Flows well to deep thoughts - words waiting to be heard.

Jerry said...

first time reading your stuff...a thinker you are plus passion.

Anonymous said...

Great piece here. I write about this type of subject from time to time when I get super annoyed by government. Very well written. Nice one shot. Love and Light, Sender

M G Reignier said...

Wild yet directional, interesting think piece.

Myrna R. said...

I see such strength in your poetry. The imagery is so powerfull.

I really like it.

Anonymous said...

Stark and shaking with reality. The photo is so descriptive too! Well done.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Its a great one shot.. Very raw... and effective.
I liked it thanks...

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Marshy said...

i felt the social commentary well within this piece..strong as always...very well written pete

June_Butterfly said...

POWERFUL!One can feel your passion about the topic with your words.

Deeply felt one shot!

gautami tripathy said...

Very strong and deep!