‘Capitalism got Worse (with Age)’
It’s not just the young lad in me.
Wrestlers were nut cases
and more showmen than now
Saturday morning TV
used to be good
and action films had proper stunts
where people got killed.
Video games weren’t about all these bits
and loading times
– computers were just a tool
(we didn’t use em in every aspect
of our lives).
I used to like going out
to the video, record or game shops:
buying from the bargain bins
or renting what I couldn’t afford.
Now there’s a Tesco
Costa or Starbucks
an endless amount of phone shops;
Subway, Greggs or KFC on every corner.
I’m not even hungry
or bothered about about having a phone
coffee costs more than it’s actually worth
and there’s nothing new
I think about buying.
Might watch an old film
or put on some vinyl
got work in the morning
– bosses are greedy
and took away most of the fun.
(More poems here: http://www.andycarrington.co.uk/poetry)