Topic 29: Write a poem inspired by jumbling famous song lyrics or just inspired by a favourite song.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more
I can tell, from pictures in magazines and images flashed across our screens that there is a mould, golden and glorious, slender, unblemished, with teeth white and booty black and breasts pointing at the sky. This is success, pressed out on an assembly line from which we have fallen. We are factory seconds, rejects destined not for warm, well-lit pigeonholes, but to scrape and scurry in the dirt. The lucky among us will be useful as spares, fail-safes in case a part is needed for those who deserve it.
I know the walls of my world well. They are steep, with no footholds. You do not climb out of here. By grace alone you might be lifted, a reminder to the beautiful ones that there are those less fortunate; and they will gaze upon you, and know once more that they are chosen, and special, and the world belongs to them.
*"Here we are now, entertainers" -- Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana