See Hear Speak No Truth MAG

October 27, 2009
By more_weight PLATINUM, Danville, Virginia
more_weight PLATINUM, Danville, Virginia
39 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Tread softly, for you thread on my dreams.


Sitting within your cage
Wrapped in your bandages of ignorance
Duct tape with hearts drawn on them
Crisscross across your eyes
Headphones screaming pep talks
Of how great the world is
Cover your ears
The bandages that encase
Your entire body
Wrap around your mouth
Pressing lips to teeth
Teeth to tongue
And tongue to jaw
So that no words can come out
Are you happy being in that cage?
Are you happy never seeing, hearing, or saying

Anything?

You could easily break free
Of the jail that

You

Have created
These bandages were wound tight
By your own hands so you
Wouldn't have to see the world
Wouldn't have to realize
That pain does exist
Happy endings rarely happen
And death is just a footstep away

But you won't
You would rather be ignorant
Than see what is truly around you
To block out the pain
You must also block out the beauty
So frightened in your little cell
Covered with your cowardliness
Like a small child
Afraid of the monster
Under the bed
You run away
Because you can't accept
That children are starving to death
That innocent people are killed
By someone who doesn't accept
Their religion
That someone who dares love
Another person of the same sex
Will be ostracized
That the pain you know is nothing
Compared to the pain that some
Have suffered through

War is happening
Disease is happening
Murder is happening
Suffering is happening
The world does not have peace
The world cries out at the pain
That its loved inhabitants suffer
But it cries even more
Over people like you
Who sit and smile in their cells
Of disregarding ignorance
Who wrap themselves up
With protective seals
So they won't have to worry
About the pain that happens outside

You are one who

Sees

Hears

Speaks

No truth

But do you care?
Would you really free yourself?
I look at the world
And am forced to say
With a horrible feeling of grief
That I don't believe
You ever will


The author's comments:
I wrote this out of the fury I feel over people who just look away. Who ignore the real pain that is going on in the world and just go about their merry lives.

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on Aug. 6 2013 at 5:21 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Genuinely thought-provoking and very well-written. What a wondeful job here, and congrats on the publication!

on Oct. 5 2011 at 9:03 pm
more_weight PLATINUM, Danville, Virginia
39 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Tread softly, for you thread on my dreams.

Thank you! 

on Oct. 2 2011 at 10:04 pm
Kayseababy143 SILVER, Torrington, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Drown me in the sorrow, drown me in the pain, and drown me in the self confidence you've ever let me gain.

this is a very nice peice, keeep up the goood work. with writing this  goood yu deserve the best you can get :) check mine out sometime; hope you enjoy

on May. 6 2010 at 8:15 am
KaliKilledKarma BRONZE, Bradyville, Tennessee
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This is one of those poems that everyone needs to read. It could change lives... people's views on the world. Keep writing. Love it.

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on May. 3 2010 at 4:16 pm
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Oh and plus, } really love the structure of this keep up the good workk

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on May. 3 2010 at 4:08 pm
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 220 comments
this is powerful and truthbearing. an amazing piece of work and congradulations on getting it published in the magazine :) check me out sometime!!

on May. 3 2010 at 11:29 am
StevieRene SILVER, Magnolia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone will hurt you, you have to decide who is worth it
- Bob Marley

This is a piece of work that can change the world. This needs to be published. Brava Brava!!


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