It’s Alright, I Don’t Expect You To

It’s alright, I don’t expect you to

take the rocks life throws, and throw them back,

and keep on throwing till your biceps bulge

and all the rocks are gone. Instead, you’ll slack

and whine, “Back down! There’s nothing we can do!”

You just retreat and never dare attack.

It’s alright. I don’t expect you to,

you’re insipid, repulsive, typical.

 

It’s alright, I don’t expect you to

lift a sock out of your drawer and be

a hero, be the saviour of the moment,

sowing justice, strewing harmony.

Glory simply won’t occur to you.

You’ll never care you hold a golden key.

It’s alright. I don’t expect you to,

you’re pointless, repulsive, typical.

 

It’s alright, I don’t expect you to

lend a hand to friends with ankle-high

morale, or listen, understand or care,

when you can state their tears are ears of rye

compared to your strife-jungle, grasping few

ideas of how their famished years drift by.

It’s alright. I don’t expect you to,

you’re indifferent, repulsive, typical.

 

It’s alright, I don’t expect you to

plant yourselves in someone else’s clogs.

You’re certain you could live my life much better

and that you’ve got the right to snort like hogs,

like you’ve been through the same things I’ve been through.

You hold no ointment when life beats and flogs.

It’s alright. I don’t expect you to,

you’re dismissive, repulsive, typical.

 

It’s alright, I don’t expect you to

recognise magnificence, true grit,

real passion. Since you’re empty of these objects

and envy jerks in you until you split,

you’ll twist your brain to hurt the bold and true,

pretending you’re not dragging them through shit,

and as they flail and whimper in their pit,

you shrug, demanding an apology

and that they sell their spirit’s residue

to your god of mediocrity

to whom you proffer desert-souled sieg-heils,

your head crammed full of nothing but denials,

you robot with your sanctimonious spew,

judging people at the speed of light.

It’s not alright. But I can’t alter you,

you’re unalterably repulsive and typical.

 

 

 

 


 

From “Disoccidented” by Alfie Shoyger:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disoccidented-Alfie-Shoyger/dp/1999922859

 

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Even some good people are envious a-holes

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