Weekend Delusions

Twitter, Instagram, texted and tweeted
sedated, redacted, unfriended, deleted
it’s an exciting world out there so
don’t make important decisions while snortin’  coke.

It’s all a delusion of course, living in a bubble
you schizo-cynic of the Facebook age
thinking you can change the world posting
while still running Windows XP


Don’t you know the villains will always be with us?
making you wear an employee badge
paying us in virtual money
the real software that runs the world?

Watching the counterfeit heroes play us
Rambo and Top Gun, Comic-Con and K-girls
video bitches helping us hide the pain underneath;
just buy some more shit with that virtual money.

It’s Friday afternoon;
a businessman’s time to meet his whore
in a dark hotel room
and let her swallow his pride.






About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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7 Responses to Weekend Delusions

  1. beetleypete says:

    Absolutely spot-on, Frank!
    (Loved the XP reference…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

    • toritto says:

      Heehee – I ran Windows XP when I wrote it! The old desk top finally died last year and I had to move up to a “lap top!” Wireless! The new century!



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      • beetleypete says:

        I changed to Windows 7 four years ago, when I moved here from London. I have so far resisted the upgrade to Windows 10. As for wireless, I still use a direct cable into the router, on a tower system PC. I have never wireless-accessed the Internet. Is that a record?

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  2. jfwknifton says:

    That’s another hit song in the making!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. toritto says:

    Pete – Might be a record though I was all wired up until last November! Regards.


  4. I absolutely love this! Spot on!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. toritto says:

    Thank you Shelby.

    “What’ll be hon?”



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