This Poem was Submitted By: James McInnis On Date: 2001-03-15 10:33:08 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Shady Hades in the Sun

Don't shoot the messenger, as they say,     But  Mercury is not welcome up there; Icarus could have swam to the sun          In This, uh! super-saturated air. Though the units can be seen, it moves             Like One living, vibrating, gluttonous mass; It fills the streets in its annual Regime;                 The  Clogged Arteries let no Red ant pass. Taxing me â€˜til I'm completely Spent,                     Or  It can abandon me Unemployed; Claimed or Unclaimed with no worlds between,                         While Either Elected I'd be destroyed. I need a Change but have tried them all,                             While I know Heads you win and Tails I lose; The Coin is tired of being tossed                                 So  I'll go where I do not have to choose.

Copyright © March 2001 James McInnis

Additional Notes:
2)Mercury: a pun, he was the messenger of the gods, and as in a thermometer 3)Icarus: Greek Mythology. The son of Daedalus who, in escaping from Crete on artificial wings made for him by his father, flew so close to the sun that the wax with which his wings were fastened melted, and he died when he fell into the Aegean Sea. I hope you will try your best to understand this poem before you critique it.
)arteries: streets

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