Pigeon Pie, a poem


Lives built on pigeon dreams
structured by Madison Avenue
calculated by Wall Street
beribboned  by Hollywood
We take them: these manufactured dreams,
one-size-fits-all, straight off the rack . . .
And damn cheap too!
Mad, cannibal pigeon dreams
turn good minds and whole hearts into mince
We pray to false economies,
seek deliverance from Cheap Jack
We buy one, get one free –
And fetch and fetish youth eternal
from face-lifts, Botox™, and boob-jobs –
Exit here:
drugs, alcohol
sex-a-PEAL
en-ter-TAIN-ment.
Get a house, a car, a jewel –
Be the first on your block.
Buy now. Pay later.
Filling the empty with nothing more,
something less . . .
and warehousing our souls, they
gather dust in public storage . . .
the first month free.
Poems unwritten. Songs unsung.
Chumped. Stumped. Petrified.
A gullible human Pigeon Pie,
neatly boxed
and wrapped to go.

© 2017, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; Photo credit – Lars Konzack, Public Domain Pictures.net.

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20 thoughts on “Pigeon Pie, a poem

  1. I really enjoyed the rhythm of this poem, particularly toward the end.
    I’m currently hosting a poetry contest. You might be interested in submitting. NO entry fee but there are prizes including some publicity for you and your poem on my blog 👍🏻

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Kayla Ann. I’ll check see waht I have. Meanwhile, would you like me to include your event in this Sunday’s Announcements. You can check out past Sunday Announcements here.

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      1. That would be super awesome if you! I would like to get as many people involved in this contest as I can 👍🏻 I’ve read some really excellent work so far and I’m excited to read some more!
        Would you need anything from me or would you just reblog the post?

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  2. Hi Jamie, really glad I’ve found you in the haystack. Absolutely love your wordplay. ‘Beribboned’, ‘Fetch and fetish’, ‘warehousing our souls’, how you play with italics and capitals like the garish advertising material all around us. I’m happy I’ve discovered you. I send my gf a poem every day and yours will be today’s. Shiv xx

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