Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×

:iconpoetrytothemasses: More from PoetryToTheMasses


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
November 25, 2012
Submitted with
Sta.sh Writer
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
668
Favourites
4 (who?)
Comments
0
×
Welcome to ~PoetryToTheMasses' weekly feature.

Each week I will feature one poem suggested by deviants with some information about the poem and the poet. I will also include links to two other suggested poems which you can read if you wish.

Please :+favlove: this article and watch ~PoetryToTheMasses  or join #Poetry-To-The-Masses to show your support.







Shake Me Down - Cage The Elephant


Suggested by ~airehkah

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around,
Who knows now,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,
Broken sound,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh, ooooh

In my past, bittersweet,
There's no love between the sheets,
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
Lonely times indeed,
With eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Eyes cast down

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back now its time for me to let go,
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner,
Never saw it coming still,
I try to make a move,
It almost stopped me from belief,
I don't wanna know the future,
But I'm like rolling thunder,

Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh, ooooh





"Shake Me Down" is the first single from the band's second album, 'Thank You, Happy Birthday', on which it was the fourth track. It was released in 2010.




Cage the Elephant is an American alternative rock band formed in 2006. They have released two studio albums.






The children misheard you.
They broke open the jar
looking for petals
and found only flours.

The dust is everywhere,
settling everywhere,
on the refrigerator and the stove,
on the startled mother cat
yowling her pawprints
through the snowy floor,
on her sharp-eared kittens
prancing in the clouds.

The three-year old is screaming.
He has cut his finger on the glass,
there are red streaks in the snow,
and his white-faced brother
stares up at you with a look
commonly reserved for
the confused and the betrayed.


If you like this poem, please :+fav: the original!





Artist's comments:
"This poem and many others can be read on my website,[link]."

This poem was submitted January 19, 2012




~GabrielGadfly is a writer from the United States and has been on deviantART since Aug 12, 2008.




News


#Poetry-To-The-Masses is looking for affiliates. If you are a writing-related group which accepts poetry, please send us a request.

P2TM is offering 50 points to whoever has suggested the most poems or song lyrics by March 1 2013. More info: [link]

=QuenWrites is writing an anthology and would like to feature work by poets on deviantART. More info: [link]

If you have any poetry-related news or are running a contest accepting poetry entries, please send a message to ~PoetryToTheMasses.  





Next feature: 1/2 Dec


Previous features

No comments have been added yet.

Add a Comment: