Chris Leermakers

Rookie - 50 Points (13/10/1974 / Melbourne, Australia)

Snakes And Ladders

Sometimes We See Them
But Still Manage To Trip
Trip Over, Some Of The Left Over
Things That Belong In A Grave
Or In A Rubbish Tip Full
With Nothing That Can Be Saved

Sometimes We Hear Them
And Still Don't Listen
To That Special Part Of The Brain
Watch Out, They're Everywhere
Mixed Well And Within All Our Realms
Yeah Even In The Rain
But I Just Feed Them Left Overs
From My Own Bin
Sometimes Even Scraps, Depending On Levels
Of Stupidity, Ignorance And Skin
Yeah Feed Them
From Their Own Fucking Rubbish Bin

Aim High, Never Low
No Middle Ground, Sometimes Even Tip Rats Try
And Hide Even In The Snow
Yeah Sometimes Snakes Somehow Enter And Hide
On Your Favourite Movies Or TV Show
Real Ladders, Never Break
Never Shatter
Yeah Real Ladders Give
Give You A Stable
A Different Height
The Real Edge Of Flight
Yeah Let Yourself Listen To The Real
And All The Different Strings
Yeah To The Right Sound
As Long It's The Truth You Seek
No Ladders Will Ever Throw You
No Snakes Will Ever Drop You
Yeah Never Will They Matter
Just Choose The Good Food
From Your Own Platter

Now Their Venom Is Just Poisoning
Themselves, They're Lost Forever
Yeah Never Found
Cause Now You're Not Blind
And Your Mind Is Alive
Yeah You've Found, Your Real Ground
Whether In Front Or Behind
They Will Always Just Fall And Shatter
Don't Even Have To
Think About The Latter
Never To Surface Again
No Tears To Be Shed
Cause Now You're Eyes Are Actually Open
My True Friends
Yeah, Now Really Using Your Head
Just Like I Always Said
It Wouldn't Take Much For You
To Aim High, Stay High And Always
Keep Ahead

Submitted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Topic of this poem: Art

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