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They all wear headphones
Deaf to the world surrounding them
Only aware and alive to the music they hear
They are deaf before their time
Blind before they’ve seen
Mute before they’re silenced

Some take off their headphones
Horrified by the world they see
Diseased, disfigured, dying
They scream for help
Try to shake loose the man made hypnotism

To no avail
Their ears are plugged
Their eyes are closed
Their mouths are corked

Unknowingly bribed into silence
For a quarter the actual price
So no one hears, or sees, or speaks
They all wear headphones



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miracles_change_people said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm:
accurate. did you know someone once said writers see the truth that no one wants to hear??
 
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HIPPIEatHEART_writerINsoul This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 6:23 am:
This is very interesting! I can definitely relate to that, and you're a very good writer. Nicely done!
 
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LectorS said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 12:45 pm:
Amazing, but creepy. Amazingly creepy and true.
 
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