The Highway

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Peace-Phoenix, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    A poem I was inspired to write when sitting in Starbucks between lectures....

    The Highway​

    Manufactured faces, factory-line expressions, cast

    Their gazes, averting eyes from strangers,

    Transfer money, gulp their cups of caffeine,

    Back to work. Cycle repeat.

    It’s the modern way.

    But from Avebury down to Glastonbury,

    On the turnpikes and in the fields,

    From the festivals and all-night raves, to the circles

    At the stones; they looked for another life,

    Stuck two fingers up to Starbucks,

    And chose, not your way, but the highway!

    Now you criminalize communities, travellers

    Ain’t welcome, beat them on the Beanfield,

    Tell us property’s not theft; well

    Why do I feel robbed?

    Criminal Justice? Where’s the justice?

    Justice for the criminals in the Commons,

    And your coffee-house bourgeoisie -

    Is it a crime to want to LIVE?

    I see the way you live -

    Manufactured faces, factory-line expressions;

    Imagination cannot be moulded!

    Avert your eyes from strangers,

    You stand alone.

    Transfer money, capitalism running on coffee,

    Your stock exchanges spin in circles,

    I’m getting dizzy -

    Let me off!


    I’ll take the highway…
  2. blindhobosam

    blindhobosam The Legend

    far out :sunglasse
  3. sugarmaggie

    sugarmaggie ~Green Eyed Devil~

    Wow..great poem man. :)
  4. gate68

    gate68 Senior Member

    Starbucks exploits 3rd world countries....
  5. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    Starbucks exploits us!
  6. jay

    jay Member

    thats going in my book my cool pomes by cool ppl, allways great to break out around the campfire, if you dont mind that is
  7. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Course not mate, I write to spread a message, the more people who can hear it the better :)
  8. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    That's awesome dude, one of your best that I've seen, imo. :)
  9. Wow.... I like it very much! :)

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