X-Ray Specs

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X-Ray Specs

Postby lichenthroat » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:19 pm

X-Ray Specs
by Lichen Throat

They’re piling up pallets and tires
For the bonfires,
Marching through town in dark suits
And orange sashes,
Giving no thought to who must
Clean up the ashes.
Don’t have X-ray specs to see which bloody side you’re on
Or to see the rot inside your heart.
Call your local murderer a loyal paragon,
Put up hateful murals and call them art.

They spend more effort building bombs
Than giving alms,
Complain about oppression during
the potato blight,
Two centuries of looking
For a fight.
Don’t have X-ray specs to see which bloody side you’re on
Or to see the rot inside your heart.
Corrupt the images of the shamrock and leprechaun;
Whine about the loss of your birthright.

Riding through the Shanklll
Or out on the Falls Road,
Everyone feels they’re getting
Less than what they’re owed.
Graffiti on the wall that reads
“Tracey where’s your head?”
Reminds you that bitter old men
Don’t care if you’re alive or dead.
Don’t have X-ray specs to see which bloody side you’re on
Or to see the rot inside your heart.
Spend some time to end this destructive phenomenon,
Or spend the rest of your lives split apart.
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Re: X-Ray Specs

Postby vowlvom » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:26 am

(Vom Vorton)

we crossed the lines, never expected
that when all life became connected
the links made across social media
would be a foul encyclopedia
of how not to treat each other
how to stifle, how to smother
this catalogue of folks I met
was less address book, more skynet

and you…
you don’t have the answers, do you?
I don’t need x-ray specs to see right through you
and it’s all an opportunity to you
I don’t need x-ray specs to see right through you

we put all of our eggs into one basket
and when they hatched into writhing snakes
we made sure every one had a platform
for all their words to sell as if hot cakes
the money now funds classes
to hotwire the robot masses
hit the power, free the slaves
“just what do you think you’re doing dave”

and you…
you don’t care what happens, do you?
I don’t need x-ray specs to see right through you
every garbage fire is good publicity to you
I don’t need x-ray specs to see right through you
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Re: X-Ray Specs

Postby Pigfarmer Jr » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:03 pm

Journeyman Pigfarmer at your service: X-Ray Specs


You said you'd be true
You'd never let me down
You seemed so smooth
Till you dumped me on the ground

I have my x-ray specs
I can see right through you

You try to fool me
You try to take me down
Your tricks, mean streak
They all have come unwound

I have my x-ray specs
I can see right through you

My friends warned me
They said to turn you down
Your tricks are so weak
They heard about you across town

I have my x-ray specs
I can see right through you
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Re: X-Ray Specs

Postby starfinger » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:03 pm

i stare intently
at the center of your face
between the lines
I see magic taking place

and it is beautiful --

i see your thoughts and feelings
moving to and fro

with my xray specs
i can see what makes you go


i stare contently
at the center of the sun
it is not smart
but the damage is done

and it is beautiful --

i see some spikes and flashes
and a red halo

with my xray specs
i can see what makes us go


i stare blankly
at the center of the wall
it is a wonder
why we're even here at all

but it is beautiful

i see the creeping creatures
returning to dust

with my xray specs
i can see what's left to go
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X-Ray Specs

Postby Geoff WreckdoM » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 pm

X-Ray Specs
by WreckdoM

I got a pair of X-Ray Specs
I can see the bones in my hand
I can see the bone in your pants
I can see everybody's rash

X-Ray Specs
Back of a magazine
X-Ray Specs
Plus Shipping & handling
X-Ray Specs
Two proofs of purchasing
X-Ray Specs
%100 percent guarantee

More! I need a little more!

I got a pair of X-Ray Specs
I'm looking in every trunk and bag
Every hand in a poker game'
50 bucks I'll check your guts and veins

X-Ray Specs
Back of a magazine
X-Ray Specs
Shipping & handling
X-Ray Specs
Two proofs of purchasing
X-Ray Specs
%100 percent guarantee
My three queens will beat your double kings
I'm running this show from here on out
With my X-Ray Specs there will be no doubt
Impress your friends
Say it once more!
Impress your friends
I need a little more!
Impress your friends
I see right through you!
Impress your friends
Mail order voodoo!
More! I need a little more!
I see right through you!
Mail order voodoo!
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