poetry by j matthew waters

teenage wasteland

how do you condense an entire rock
concept into a 5-minute single and
cast it out into the airwaves
hoping listeners will sympathize

it started with a Scottish man
only known as Ray
wanting more out of life
than mere ancestry
abandoned his family farm
[and taking Sally by the hand]
setting off on an impromptu journey
an exodus to London Town

the opera house eventually
failed to come to fruition
and the family conceivably
melded into the complexity of the metropolis
their teenage children forever lost
inside the 20th century wasteland

Note: this poem inspired by the song Baba O’Riley by the British rock band the Who

october two thousand nineteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: