I'm Going to the Store to Buy Some Lies Today

June 18, 2010
Did you know that you can buy air?
That you can buy the senses?
Exotic little superficial lies
Maliciously grinning, constantly spinning
Jeering and taunting
Vicariously living through innocents
Tainting our lives
That have always been tainted
See them
Little reminders
That we've never

Been pure
But let's go back to the beginning:
What is pure?
"Was" pure living like cavemen?
Or simply when it was us
Running machines?
Running us?
But wait-- no one would believe


....would they.

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TheSkyOwesMeRain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm
I love the twist at the end - and of how it becomes more complex the more you think about it. Great job!
Seelix said...
Dec. 27, 2010 at 10:41 am
I love this poem! It's so dark and it has a good rhythm-the last part is great=)
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