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August 27, 2009
I've been living,
where you call civilization,
where propaganda rules,
by sheer stupidity,
I've walked down your streets,
and seen what you call fun,
ignorance by order of them,
the ones who sit and think,
about manipulation and greed,
run by corporations with no mind,
just money and power and the blind,
an unjust illusionist,
as it falls around them,
they laugh,
their pockets full, they fall back,
and we die in poverty and idiocy,
with no will but what the tv showed us,
with no mind but what the politicians told us,
with no respect but what the gun wielding patriots owed us,
with no life but what the cameras showed as us,
with no honor but what the soldiers have who kill for us,
I've watched your society,
the blatant disregard for chivalry,
a hatred of humanity,
as they run like ants across a chess board,
carrying their lives on their backs,
without thought, without truth,
only accepted values and ideals,
only destitute from the world around them,
only fallen from the people who surround them,
only forgotten as they die around them,
I watch as he follows you home,
you laugh together,
and I walk in,
you lay there dead,
beaten and bled,
must not have been what he seemed, he said.

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Powd3er's-Lov3-4-Lif3 said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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Loki(norsegod) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Thanks. The poem was actually inspired by the band System of a Downs inspiration, a poem written by Darren called "Victims of a Down", and their more recent contribution to the entertainment world, the song "Boom". Anyways, thanks for listening, and Ill definitely take a look at your stuff.
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