PERFORMANCE ART – With the Voices In My Head .. .

PERFORMANCE ART .. . With the Voices In My Head .. .

with the voices in my head
I lay me down to sleep
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head

I lay me down
with the voice of drumming
of Babatunde Olatunji – in my head
I hear his drumming in my head

I am not dreaming as
I lay me down upon my bed
with the voices in my head
the strange voices in my head

I lay me down
with the voices in my head
the voice of summer, the voice of death
the voice of children breathing

with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head

the gentle voice of Mahatma
of Barack Obama’s promises
the voice of Tony Blair’s lies
of MLK and JFK, Aneurin Bevan

I lay me down
with the voices of summer starlings
gathered in my head, before my eyes
with the voices in my head

of the dead and dying those rhymes
the war poets strike with death prose
a crocodile strikes with death rolls
the sound of promises and lies

I hear the voice of my mother
with the voices in my head
the voices of all my lovers
with the voices in my head

I earn my own daily bread
dear father of mankind forgive
our foolish ways, reclothe us
in our rightful minds…

with the voices in our heads

with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head

with the voice of Charlie Chaplin
with the voice of Marcel Marceau
Marcel Proust, Greta Garbo, Greta
Thunberg, Emma Goldman, Gertrude Stein

with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
of Danny Kaye, Martha Stewart
of Jimmy Stewart and Arthur Haynes

with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
I am walking, I am talking
I am listening to the voices

I lay me down
with the voice of conscience
with the voice of abstinence
with the voice of addiction

the voice of carnality, depression
the voice of repression, suppression
religion, obsession and dependency
the voice of forgotten civility, humanity

with the voices in my head
I lay me down to sleep
I cannot sleep
with the voices in my head

I cannot forget, can you even wonder
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head
with the voices in my head…

                                ©edenbraytoday09.11.2021

About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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