State of Mad Men
in a state of Mad Men –
open up their quality pen,
cleaning out our tastebuds
we suck on cigarette butts –
lick them like candy,
oh! so sweet our smoke of death,
our minds and lives we lay to rest;
in the the strokes of Mad Men,
and all their highly qualified friends
the greatest tragedy is indifference,
society declaring I am what I am!
I am loving it!, we clamour
as we follow the lead of all our Kings
raiding our labels, our washing machines
and our mirrors are photoshopped;cropped,
blemish free just like the TV
our eyes caked with smoke screens of Mad Men –
don’t forget the Ladies!
nothing is impossible,
doing all we want with effortless thought,
believing we are saving humanity –
striving for equality,
we swallow all our swimming pools,
neighbors weep, sit and drool,
splatter our means on picturesque scenes,
clapping our hands at such individuality,
just as all the Mad Men’s slogans said,
it should be –
a ruse bought for centuries …
Whoosh! That came out of me in a frenzy. The prompt that Brian at dVerse gave was slogans. I was not sure if I was going to be able to pull out the creativity for this one. It was so cool! (I know, I just said, so cool.) I wanted to try.
Since around May I took on the love interest of the show Mad Men, when I read the post from Brian my mind flashed with all the character’s ruses that they have displaced throughout the show. I went with it and this is what came out. There were several influences that went into this.