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July 15, 2024

Hey Yo

By Charles Cicirella

Hey Yo

Pick up the pipe
Treat it like a rosary or ingénue
Your toxicity burns just as brightly
And I'm not admitting to anything

Put down the Bible
It only creates sympathy for the devil
I was at a party that turned off The Beatles
Left me out of my head and unwilling to capitulate

The masses will support you if you whip their backs, but for how long and at whose expense?
To be my counterpart you best bring more than one sole survivor
Because when the Titanic goes down even the band won't be able to find their cues
I lost all respect when you came at me like a ring of fire

It's not easy ordering off the menu when the menu's in another language
It's impossible to get along with your significant other when they've become insignificant and your path of rectitude is through their dead, humorless eyes
A caveman's mode of attack only lasts as long as the caveman beats his or her chest and I've never been much for parlor tricks

Pick up the sledgehammer and shatter the glass ceiling that only you can see, touch or feel
Be the superhero of your own comic book and leave Willy Wonka alone to make chocolate and shelter the Oompa Loompas
Stand tall you statue and never forget the first time you screamed into a microphone and didn't have a care in the world

Article © Charles Cicirella. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-01-20
Image(s) © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
2 Reader Comments
12:14:06 AM
A bit of the beatnik..... I found this one quite humorous, albeit in a dark way. I like the bit about the significant other.
Charles Cicirella
01:04:56 AM
Thank you.
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