They nod in recognition
Like members of a secret cabal
Guardians of an unlocked truth
That I’d do well to subscribe to
And make sense of this chaos.
With some of them
It’s all they talk about
While eying me with suspition
“He’s not one of us”.
But is it so special?
Pushing a pram in Altricham
Or chortling with a child in Chorlton?
I mean, anyone could do it -and they do
Even birds and Bees, replacing prams with nests in trees.
So were those dilating pupils
And soft caressing fingers
Simply seeking pupae as they lingered?
All hopes pinned on the future generation
To sort out the mess we’ve been left?
Or is it just the last ride at the fairground
Of life experiences
The richer you are the more rides you try before this one?
Meanwhile, our infants overpopulate and devour the planet
As well as any other infestation
And if I had sprogs they’d be moulded to be cogs
In the heartless Capitalist competition generator
Chugging away burning oil asking us to fill in the coupon.
Well, I’m not playing
I won’t place my hens in your batteries,
Holiday Inn’s or theatres of war,
Create you own collatoral damage if you want to.
All this talk of “hard working families” seem like vulgarities
As the children of the well meaning, well educated left,
Become shareholders in this illusion,
Laughing behind their hands at their parents ideals
Like platform shoes and bad haircuts.
Frankly, I’d rather hang in the hexagon hotel
And raise Bees.
Note: This is no reflection on some very good friends of mine who have chosen to have children - only those who try to make you weird because you don’t want them. We also have to face the fact that the world is past it’s optimum number of people, whoever they are.
I know I’m going on about this band (again) but I don’t think they’ve really reached the audience they deserve yet. Check out this track from the new album, have you heard anything better this year?
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