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    [post_content] => I stumble through Tokyo alleys,
With the sound of mid-life karaoke humming
in the narcotic night nitrogen,
Sinking into effervescent coma
Induced by Japanese Geishas in neon bliss,
Prosecco pouring from my earholes,
As ascension elixirs enters my saturine veins,
And emerald halos cycle the crows
While they pick on tie-wearing carrion;
I shake with premeditated self-grief,
Glass teardrops pirouetting at my transport sides,
The Dawn shattering through my Bakelite eyelids;
Falling to my knees, I, unravelled and extinguished,
Drift off to inner space writing
And whispering. 'Mother, I'm sorry.'
    [post_title] => The Church of Self Destruction, Worship of the Evergreen Release
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            [wpcf-summary-description] => This poem was a winner of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition, junior category. The competition asked people to write poems inspired by a piece of music from the 2016 Proms Season. This poem was inspired by Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie, arranged by Jherek Bischoff and performed by Paul Buchanan.

Judged by poet and The Verb presenter Ian McMillan, Scottish Makar Jackie Kay and Poetry Society Director Judith Palmer, the winning poems were announced at an event on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Proms Season 2016. [wpcf-rights-information] => [wpcf-poem-award] => Commended, BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016 (junior category) [wpcf_pr_belongs] => ) [poet_data] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 17206 [forename] => [surname] => [title] => Jason Khan [slug] => jason-khan [content] => Jason Khan was a runner-up in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2016, 12-18 category. ) )
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The Church of Self Destruction, Worship of the Evergreen Release

Jason Khan

I stumble through Tokyo alleys,
With the sound of mid-life karaoke humming
in the narcotic night nitrogen,
Sinking into effervescent coma
Induced by Japanese Geishas in neon bliss,
Prosecco pouring from my earholes,
As ascension elixirs enters my saturine veins,
And emerald halos cycle the crows
While they pick on tie-wearing carrion;
I shake with premeditated self-grief,
Glass teardrops pirouetting at my transport sides,
The Dawn shattering through my Bakelite eyelids;
Falling to my knees, I, unravelled and extinguished,
Drift off to inner space writing
And whispering. ‘Mother, I’m sorry.’