looking for godot in the phone book…

i’m quite aware
that you’ve been looking
for
someone
or
anyone
who will resolve
current world crises
you’ve indicated
you’re looking
for
someone who’s
honest
and
forthright
someone
you can believe in
and
willing to take
the blame
when things go wrong
for all the lame
things you seem to do
on a regular basis
but
i’m sorry to say
he’s
dead

addiction…

Image from BBC News

a street drug
no
a medication
i do this because i have to
i was forced into this
by
my parents
my wife
my children
they all demanded
they all required
things of me
everyone expects that i
and i alone
serve their needs
so each day i
place the hose
begin the injections
like piercing society’s skin
and the energy flows
as quickly as blood
pumps in the body
it is not my fault
i am not to blame
please believe me
i am not to blame
i wash my hands of this
the oil on your shores
is not due
to my addiction
it was
their
fault

ladies and gentlemen of the jury…

Gustav Dorè’s Satan Wounded 1892

now
i have really
had it
man
always
when
of his own free will
does evil
blames me
now just wait
a damn
minute
and i mean that sincerely
i don’t mind
taking credit
for something i do
but even
i
have limits placed on me
by you know
who
look at it this way
when two lawyers present
a case
both parties
can’t be telling the truth
someone
thank goodness
is lying
the jury decides
who to believe
guilty men
go free
there’s the rub
right
are you catching
my point
you don’t go around
blaming the attorney
he’s just doing his job
the jury
made the mistake
they’re to blame
for the wrong choice
so as you can see
you need not blame me
i’m merely
doing my
job