Other People

Great proletarian poetry in the spirit of Vladimir Mayakovsky!


You can grow up mean in little houses
without a single book, save the Bible
slaughtering pigs, kicking chickens
drowning kittens without a second thought.

Rusty coal stove in the living room
Poppa smelling of gasoline and oil
Momma strange and unpredictable
a quit school boy from cracker high.

Grow’d up broad shouldered
unread, uneducated
working a plastic injector machine
at a Rubber Maid factory.

Mutt faced sons and daughters of the Republic
in the dismal corners of our great land,
that American dream long forgotten
along with youthful hopes and dreams

“Fifteen hundred a monthHonor and Glory!
free room and board!”  look pretty damn good
compared to humpin big roll sod
across an ever expanding landscape of McMansions.

So yes! Volunteer! Defend us against the other
as once you played cowboys and Indians;
slopes and gooks, browns and blacks
now ragheads and camel jockeys.

Plastic toy armies…

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7 Responses to Other People

  1. toritto says:

    Many thanks for the re-blog and much appreciated. Regards from Florida

  2. Prole Center says:

    Nice to make your acquaintance! I’m glad to have found your blog. I’m in North Carolina, not to far away from you.

  3. beetleypete says:

    Frank’s writing and poetry is outstanding. I have bought some of his e-books, and followed his site for years now. He is one of the few American bloggers who not only ‘gets it’, but knows how to write about it too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. toritto says:

    Hi PC – Lived in Charlotte in the mid 70s; my eldest daughter was born there.

  6. toritto says:

    Thanks Pete! Now ow am I going to get my hat on my swollen head?



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