I am selling out

January 29, 2011
By PiperAuslinn GOLD, Somewhere, California
PiperAuslinn GOLD, Somewhere, California
16 articles 14 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your never a man when your eyes seem to shun all the truth in the sky.


I am selling out to society
I am selling myself to the higher state, and the drunken mind
I am creating my anything but sober self

I am selling myself to strangers
On the streets, on the TV, and in church
I am living my life and making my morals and values based on what strangers preach to me

I am selling my body
To the enemy I call a mirror and the diet I call hunger
I am making my image of beauty according to popularity in the media

I am selling out to escapism
I am preventing any kind of pain, embarrassment, or fright
I am using technology to avoid all of those things
I am scared of communication; “please leave the message after the beep”

I am selling out to love
Making it meaningless
Making it have zero regard to commitment
To any truth, I am basing it all on lies

I am selling out to money
Materialistic things are the only happiness I want
I am consuming my life by something as modest as paper

I am selling out to simplicity
I am hearing that “more” will always fill my void
The greater the complications the more sophisticated I will appear

I have sold out to my self respect, my mortality, and my self esteem
I have let society create my right and my wrong
I have sold out to my thoughts, dreams, and ambitions, just to satisfy the strangers around me
I have covered up by abusing things that are mindless

I am sold to this hierarchy we call society

The author's comments:
It's about our society selling themselves to everything that is mindless and worthless. How were making ourselves nothing but a joke sometimes.

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on Feb. 1 2011 at 6:59 pm
PiperAuslinn GOLD, Somewhere, California
16 articles 14 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your never a man when your eyes seem to shun all the truth in the sky.

you really do need to, were all so confined to the rules society has given us. We have to fight the power ahha and thank you very much

on Feb. 1 2011 at 6:12 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

This is really intriguing, and startlingly true.

The only way to really live is for yourself, but that sounds wrong too :/

It's not often that one comes across a poem that causes one to truly think the sibject of the poem over :)


on Feb. 1 2011 at 9:58 am
PiperAuslinn GOLD, Somewhere, California
16 articles 14 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your never a man when your eyes seem to shun all the truth in the sky.

they do try control us, but sometimes we let them. It really goes both ways. thank you though, and of course I'll check um out

on Feb. 1 2011 at 7:23 am
Karma_Crow PLATINUM, Savannah, Georgia
48 articles 1 photo 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Behold thy sorrow of the tears that streak down our cheek and made upon of what he is. Behold our sorrow that we hold within us. Show ye thee of the how we feel of each of us."- Lestat

Society tries to control us. In certain ways...

But yes, this is quite wonderful. Keep up your good work.

If I may ask a small favor. You will check out some of my posted poems and stories. Rate/comment it doesn't matter. Thank yew.



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