Blaming Society

May 18, 2017
By CaraKent BRONZE, Chattanooga, Tennessee
CaraKent BRONZE, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Society
It’s a simple word
But if you think about it too much, it becomes something unheard.
Those simple, 7 letters cause so much pain
Because it's an easy way out when you are to blame.
Rape, cutting, blood shed and tears,
Society is responsible for all of our fears.
But who is society and why are they vile?
The answer is us, but we’re in denial.
We crush our fellow man under our feet,
So we can taste gold, and they taste defeat.
We tell girls that they are to blame
When their bodies don’t match up to those with the fame.
We drive them to change by crushing their life
And we whisper in their ear as we hand them the knife.
But who is society and why are they vile?
The answer is us, but we’re in denial.
This world is entitled to something that doesn't exist,
That is, the feeling that everyone around you is a pessimist.
“Everyone is out to get me!” you might say,
But noticed you only cry out when you don’t get your way.
They say everyone's a winner. Everyone’s great.
And when you mess up, just wipe it off the plate.
We think we won't have any consequences for what we do,
But at the end of the day, it all comes back to you.
But who is society and why are they vile?
The answer is us, but we’re in denial.
So here we are at the end of the day,
In an evil so captivating, we have to fall on our knees and pray
We pray that we aren't responsible for what we see
People ending their own lives just to be free
From what we have done since we caught our first breath,
And it piles on us guilt until we see the face of death.
But who is society and why are they vile?
The answer is us, but we’re in denial.


The author's comments:

We always here about the awful things that happen in our lives and other people's lives. People always find a way to blame it on something that has something to do with society. However, everyone is blind to the fact that WE are society. I wanted this poem to bring that to the reader's attention. 


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