Poem Demons By Daylight

Photo of me performing poetry taken by Andy N
Preston, England
October 19, 2017 10:42am CST
Another poem inspired by Jessica’s (Jekca) @Jessicalynnt Suddendeath Poetry challenge. This time to create a verse around the five words, good, evil, fears, day and night. Demons By Daylight I day-nightmare more than I daydream My mind reels in worst case scenarios Night blacks out the stress that makes my heart scream Evils repeat, Groundhog Day stereo Fat-Cats work the nine to five, nocturnal Is not for the noon-time vampire Mammon Sucking out our money for eternal Life, chewing caviar and smoked-salmon While down-trodden people queue at food banks In perpetual fear of eviction. Letters of redundancy stating ‘Thanks Whoever you were’, seek oblivion Through Welfare quickly, casting us aside Too poor to put pennies in the homeless hands Wondering if we’ll be begging beside Them the deeper we sink in scrapheap quicksand Darkness drowns the dread in drugs and booze Sleeping until alarm clock and postman’s call When the sweet realm of nothing left to lose Fades into rat-race where we lose it all While (in)human resources run spreadsheet And Powerpoint plan the Apocalypse. No wonder ghouls find coffin-soil so sweet The asset stripping monster licks his lips No night shift for me. Clocks count to darkness Day’s Demons, succubae away success Gorging away profits, Excreting excess While workers struggle through an awful mess Until an angry mob storms the castle Chasing the foulest fiends into the swamp Sick to death of the sheer greed and hassle Resisting corporate power to stomp On those seeing true form and the real way Bosses behave in the cold light of day. Arthur Chappell
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@Kandae11 (25590)
19 Oct
Awesome! I really like this one. Very good work I must say.
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• Preston, England
19 Oct
thanks @Kandae11
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@teamfreak16 (35192)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Oct
Well done. Well done!
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• Rochester, New York
19 Oct
I like this poem!
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