ORDINARY POEM BY AN ORDINARY MAN FOR THE POET MORRISSEY


10 November 2014

ORDINARY POEM BY AN ORDINARY MAN FOR THE POET MORRISSEY

Morrissey,one of the greatest poets of any century

i sometimes reckon i'd rather a frontal lobe lobotomy

than be cursed with a brain of such searing primed lyrical monumental pain

for i have sorely realized that to overtly analyze and incessantly scrutinize

entices demons to set up camp in the cranium

yet steven pat ventures into these very camps

looks these terrors up and down with a magnificent frown

and bursts into sublime siren song

seduces them by the flickering firelight

then lies in their araby tents with them all night long

dreaming of an even more malevolent camp to come

then at dawn sneaks away before they ready the cage

back to the studio,then stage

and with lust loathing and rage

sings their praise as they weep for his absence

through this maze of apathy this sage soldiers on gallantly through the storm

gracefully,forcefully,valiantly,i think he's rubbing off on me

this damned elusive Morrissey


Damien Dempsey 2014