High as a kite

Roses are red and violets are blue
but world is much brighter sniffing my glue
If London bridge come falling down
I might have imagined smoking the brown.

Star light, star bright, I’m flying, I’m a kite.
Star light, star bright, I’m strong. I have might,

Teddy bear, Teddy bear my secret friend
our secret is safe, but if you just bend
and please let my gut you for secrets of stash
the acid and shots, and Afghani hash.

Star light, star bright, I’m flying, I’m a kite.
Star light, star bright, I’m strong. I have might,

I need not your needles they are needless to me,
the cops have requested a sample of pee.
From now on, I’m stuck with beer on parole
I’ve landed in dumpsters, and emptied my soul.

Star light, star bright, I’m no longer a kite.
Star light, star bright, I’m afraid of the night

Stars by M.C. Esher

Stars by M.C. Esher

I could not avoid to do another eerie nursery rhyme for Magaly at toads.

June 12, 2016

16 responses to “High as a kite

  1. What a horrifyingly hysterical piece, Bjorn! A mad fairy tale filled with destruction and sweet things that kill, main, and leaves a soul lame. I really like how you took bits from nursery rhymes and weaved them in in the most natural of ways.

    Yay! for seconds.

  2. Wow. I love this Bjorn. Perfect image to pair with this as well. My favorite is this…

    “I need not your needles they are needless to me”

    the play on words here is a treat!

    Smiles!

  3. This is hilarious. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the third stanza. It should be its own poem, really.

  4. Nursery warnings against addiction. This is so well done. The nursery rhyme structure reinforces this feeling of running away and avoidance of the real world through the drugs, until the protagonist comes crashing down at the end.

  5. Who is a bigger child(and more in need of this incantation) than an addict? This one made my skin crawl, and oddly, made me grin as well. In a rather uneasy way. Way to nail the prompt, Bjorn.

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