Rock Around the Clock

We recognize the importance of the American educational system and we acknowledge the problem of juvenile delinquency. It is reprehensible to see the current youth of today gallavanting around during school hours, smoking joints and chewing gum. It is so abominable, we will do absolutely nothing to stop it.

Take that gang of swindlers hanging outside the club, for instance. A few seconds ago, a bum just passed them 10 grams of cocaine. They would all sit around a coffeetable at someone’s house tonight and snort it. They would end up with someone’s nose bleeding, someone having sex with a prostitute, and someone dead.

It is depressing as to the depths we have sunk our society.

Because these little hoodlums will become our politicians, our CEO’s, our corporate capitalists, dressed-up in their designer suits and killer ties, they would still snort their drugs in their homes, they would still have their noses bleeding, their mistresses tied-up, and their lives on a short lease.

That is the curse of the clock that goes around in its twelve arcs.

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This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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