GLOOM. 29.5.2013. 11.59am
Weep for the coming dawn
Do not drink to this morn
The river, the newborn,
All swallowed by the post-dis-progressive Sun
The breadwinners are all down
I saw them torn with a fang
The oil field, the corn barn
All dancing in the burn
White marrow is gone, maroon is worn
Two complete circles yet to run
Assembled bloated Swine in ensemble trumpet blown
Drunk and cloned in sty gloated noon
Once more into the fray
On the May of another by the people day
Live and die on this stagnant bay
With our youthful hue all gone grey? –
Michael Adu (@Adu_Michael).
Some help with the Poem:
‘Two complete circles’: 2 calendar years
‘…bloated Swines’: Fat pigs. Reference to ‘when pigs gather, no one complains of dirtiness'(?)
‘…gloated ‘noon’: noon is the exact half of a day: halfway through GEJ’s tenure.
‘On the MAY’: the ‘celebration’ of Democracy day, MAY 29.
‘…’by the people’ day’: Democracy; a government run ‘by the people’