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Game Poem


We grew up in a small town, with a lot of DEAD SPACE.
On a SILENT HILL with NO ESCAPE.
In complete ISOLATION with nothing to do.
I lived a HALF-LIFE, he lived a HALF-LIFE TWO.
@ Solid opening gag

But we found a PORTAL we could step INSIDE
To ANOTHER WORLD, to a SECOND LIFE
To an ADVENTURE in SUPER MARIO LAND
Where we were HEROES and that felt MEGA, MAN.
@ Excellent plot development

Those games were our story, our HOMEWORLD, our SHELTER.
We made a FABLE of SONIC, we made a LEGEND OF ZELDA.
So While our mates sat around getting SUPER SMASHED,
We learned to code games. Ja - Das war MINE-CRAFT.
@ So bad it's good

Unlike our parents, we were OVERWATCHing tv.
Mum said "you'll BURN OUT from those games" we went MOTHER THREE,
'cos we'd a DREAM, CAST in code, and we were gonna make it happen.
We had the brains - yeah, we were a well- RED FACTION.

And when kids learn to code, that has a MASS EFFECT.
We're one EARTH, BOUND by the internet.
One LITTLE BIG PLANET, one SKYRIMmed with light.
It's gamers who will make the future GOLDEN, AYE.
@ Laboured pun

But our CIVILISATION needs a PIECE OF HEART,
Our politicians are leaving us ALONE IN THE DARK,
they sell ARMAments and METAL GEAR to ADVANCE WARs,
And if they wanna BOMBERMAN, then they do - JUST CAUSE
@ Double Killer Joke

We raise boys to be soldiers for a WORLD OF WAR-
CRAFT girls to think they've 2 choices, WITCHER princess or a whore.
Our social attitudes come from an AGE OF EMPIRES,
So the wage per girl is low - the PAPER BOY is higher.
@ Virtue Signalling

But the political ELITE is a SEA OF THIEVES
we await the DAWN OF WAR from the ROCKET LEAGUE
'cos some ROLLERCOASTER TYCOON bamboozeled the voters,
And instead of advisors he's got yes-men and DOTAs.
@ Satire

It's time to EVOLVE - and that's the thing that they've MYST.
Sorry TUROCK the boat, but I don't think WII FIT.
There's a COUNTER-STRIKE coming, why it's TEKKEN so long?
'cos they're so FULL OF CRAP, that it's starting to PONG.
@ Satire 2

We had generation X, then gen Y - like me and Ed,
But now the NUKEM-ers: tomorrow's gonna be DAY-Z.
They're MADDEN gay rights, they wanna halt the GEARS OF WAR,
They're not wrong! What should anybody FALLOUT FOUR?

Look, we're a FRY CRY from equality, but if you wanna make things right.
Say HALO to a stranger, make a friend just FOR-T'NIGHT.
Let's get BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL - if we can talk, and listen, calmly,
Sure X-COMplicated, but you're more than just a liberal or ATARI.
@ So bad it's good

Yes, our lyrics may be full of innuendo
We make a serious point - so no puN-intendo
Let me state this FINAL FANTASY: if down to THE LAST OF US,
We all learn to play in co-op, and then the only way is UP.
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