BrooksLooks @ The Poisoned Well

POISONED WELL
Brooks Bradbury

DEEP IN THE CORNER OF YOUR MIND’S DARK ROOM
GROWS A FEELING OF UNCERTAINTY
A HINT OF DOOM AND GLOOM
TEMPERATURES, WATER,
BLOOD PRESSURE RISING
FLOWER’S STRAIN TO BLOOM
ICE IS MELTING
TREES ARE CRYING

THERE’S POISON IN THE WATER POISON IN THE WOMB
THE STATUS QUO IS JUST A ONE WAY TOMB
GOD ONLY KNOWS AND TIME WILL TELL
TAKE ANOTHER CUP IT SURE TASTES SWELL
ARE WE LIVING IN A HOUSE WITH A POISONED WELL?
IGNORING ALL THE ROADSIGNS ON THE ROAD TO HELL

AS IT ALL COMES DOWN OUR PATHS DIVIDE
AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE AND THOSE DENIED
RANDOM SHOOTINGS IN THE SUBURBS
IN OUR SCHOOLS AND ON OUR STREETS
OUR INDIFFERENCE BROUGHT US HATRED
GANGS AND MOBS AND MORAL DEFEATS
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EARTH’S RISING TIDE
THE EXPLANATIONS WERE REALLY ONLY LIES
IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR IN THE NAYSAYERS’ EYES

THERE’S REALLY NO TELLING HOW FAR YOU FELL
GOD ONLY KNOWS AND TIME WILL TELL
LIVING IN A HOUSE WITH A POISONED WELL
A FELLOW TRAVELER ON THE ROAD TO HELL
HAVE ANOTHER LADLEFUL SURE TASTES SWELL
MOTHER NATURE’S CRYING ‘BOUT HER POISONED WELL

THE TRUTH IS CLEAR
WE’LL RECEIVE AS WE’VE GIVEN
IT’S OVERDUE NOW
TO CHANGE THE LIVES WE’RE LIVING
THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS LIE AT OUR FEET
WE’VE GOT TROUBLE IN OUR FOOD, TROUBLE ON THE STREET
WHO WILL SAVE US NOW?
IT’S SUDDENLY MUCH CLEARER
THERE HE IS BEFORE US,
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR

RIDE THE STATUS QUO
AT YOUR OWN RISK,
IT’S JUST A ONE WAY TOMB
POISON IN THE WATER
POISON IN THE WOMB
REALLY NO TELLING
HOW FAR WE FELL
GOD ONLY KNOWS
AND TIME WILL TELL
WE’RE DRINKING FROM A POISONED WELL
TAKE ANOTHER CUPFUL
SURE TASTES SWELL
ENJOY THE RIDE
ON THE ROAD TO HELL
GETTING LATE, TIME TOLLS
A TIME WORN BELL
HAVE ANOTHER LADLE FROM THE POISONED WELL
ENJOY THE ROADSIGNS
ON THE ROAD TO HELL

WILL THE LIGHTS COME ON?
IS ANYONE OUT THERE?
WE’RE SO FAR BEYOND,
DOES ANYBODY CARE?
SO LATE TO MOVE
OFF THE PATH WE’RE ON
APPROACHING DAYS OF RECKONING
WE WILL ALL STAND ACCUSED
OF NATURE’S LAST BREATH
AND OUR EARTH SUFFUSED

IS ANYBODY OUT THERE?
LOOK IN THE MIRROR
WE HAVE TO DRINK
IN THE PLACE WE DWELL
WE PUT THE POISON
IN OUR OWN DAMN WELL
IT’S ALL MUCH CLEARER
WE’RE THE ONES THERE
IN THE MIRROR

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