Trash City Blues

Elegant thugs and Escort Girls
With boudoir secrets to tell the world
Celebrity sleaze and corporate greed
Sold for 6 figures to a magazine
Designer labels and fast food on sale
Grab a life from a bargain rail
A chemical peel or a lipo plan
You need wrinkle cream and a perma- tan
Chop out the coupons for meat and greens
Then hemmorage your credit for a plasma screen
Guys standing in line
Begging for overtime
Trying to hustle their nickles and dimes
Foreclosures and debt killed the American dream
And the heart of a nation is ripped at the seams
Breaking news about a starlet's shoes
While hospitals close and there's queues for food
Is this the trumpet for liberty
Global hunger and mass illiteracy?
Barbie doll smiles
And promax highs
Admen selling consumerist bile
Adult chatrooms and cyber shocks
Mortgage your home to buy a wedding frock
Stealing shoes on London streets
Protest your innocence on CCTV
It's a tapestry of hate a canvas that bleeds
What the hell happened to Society

Saira Viola Urban Collage

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Saira is an emerging fiction writer poet and social commentator. Saira has developed a pioneering literary style she calls sonic-scatter-script where she uses lyrical beats, art, colour nature, street slang and references to contemporary culture to describe characters and plot action. Saira is moved by art, music, nature, rebellion and social injustice. Her stories are distinguished by surreal plot lines, with social undercurrents and memorable characters. She uses the rhythm of life to create melodies in her work. Books : SLIDE, CRACK APPLE AND POP! She is currently working on her next novel and has completed her first collection of poetry FAST FOOD AND GIN ON THE LAWN.

Last updated September 08, 2011