Treasure Island

Ray Quesada

(08-08-1986)

Epsilons In Nail Salons


Go to work, get paid then spend it fast
You need more stuff cuz things don't last
forever. - Hurry! Run to the store!
Corporate slaves and Wal-mart whores
In this world it would be a crime to wait
Impatient infant - - look what you create
A life controlled from start to end
A shopping cart - your new best friend

Alphas; Betas; Deltas too
In 1930, Aldous Huxley knew
'End, don't mend! ' - 'Just buy it new! '
Push a button and it's done for you.

We sit possessed, engulfed in our distractions
Stimulation = Satisfaction
The joint in your mouth; the beer in my hand
American Idol; Brand Names; On Demand (and)
High-tech phones stuck to our heads
The drones; the clones; the walking dead
For convenience it's all organized
You buy McDonald's fries - Empires rise
…While sick and starving children die.

Alphas, Betas, Gammas too
Animals inside the American Zoo
Do what you're told, little pawns;
Epsilons in Nail Salons!

Orgy-porgy; Grocery stores
'I've got my 'Soma'' - 'You've got yours! '
'Glad I've got things! ' - 'Glad I'm not poor! '
'But…I think I need just a little more…'
Well, you've got your money - I've got a pen
My Voice; My rights; I'll take a stand
Defend my mind - keep myself free
And try not to let fat corporate pigs get rich off me!
Alphas; Betas; Deltas too
And to an Island send the precious few
A new World Order - A Human petting zoo!
A high price has been paid to 'civilize' you
Alphas, betas, deltas too
In 1930, Aldous Huxley Knew
Don't get your way? Just cry, 'boo hoo hoo! ! '
Push a button and it's done for you!
So stand in line, don't push or shove-
'Soma' rationed from your corporate Gods above-
1,000 nurses, smiling, in latex gloves say,
'Soma's just as good as love! '
-Summer 2008 -

Submitted: Thursday, October 25, 2012

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song lyrics - - - inspired by the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.

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  • Karen Sinclair (2/22/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    Hi this reminded me of my favourite graffiti artists work. Banksy. Loved it my favourite so far. The rush the push the urge to compete and show is felt in the flow. Cheers karen (Report) Reply

  • Bessie Adkins (1/12/2013 10:29:00 PM)

    It really sums up the world. It's horrible that this is what the world is, and very little realize it. But the least you can do is put it out there, and open someone's eyes. Ray you're awesome with words, keep it going man! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Steven Voltmann (11/11/2012 7:56:00 PM)

    very whitty title for the poem and a well put generalization of society and how people become controlled without the slightest of a clue. thumbs up (Report) Reply

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