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Watching Us MAG

April 26, 2009
By Captain-Tightpants GOLD, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Captain-Tightpants GOLD, Lawrenceville, Georgia
18 articles 17 photos 19 comments

They spend their days in Mylar towers
In castles made of laser light
They look down their plastic noses
At the sorry slaves below

They mate in test tubes
Sleep in cryogenic pods
Read HTML script
Breathe monoxide fumes

Staring at you
With electric eyes
Do you feel them
When you're on the screen

Watching you in HD
Storing it on DVD
Upgrading you to LCD
Making you a plasma screen

Every move fascinates
The gods in narcoleptic dreams
Their nightmares make the news
Their fantasies become reality

Watch them fly
With polyester wings
Those Spandex jumpsuits
Holding their Botoxed skin

Perched like raptors
Yet they go unnoticed
The American gods you hold dear
The American gods you can't forget

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This article has 6 comments.

on Feb. 25 2011 at 12:05 am
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

I really like how you ended this! You got in the mag, I'm impressed!

on Sep. 21 2010 at 9:59 pm
smart_blonde GOLD, Reno, Nevada
10 articles 2 photos 20 comments
I read this one a while ago and never commented on it. Then I saw your thread in the poetry forum so I went back to this one. This is a great poem encompasing an even greater message. You are truly talented and I am sure this is not the first time you have heard that.

on Jun. 2 2010 at 7:39 am
ofpaintedroses GOLD, Berne, Indiana
12 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How long is forever?"
"Sometimes just one second."

um. um. words? i need something to say!


this is...kind of alarming. creepy in the least.   explains a lot. and shows you how america has changed.



on Feb. 9 2010 at 7:04 pm
VoiceOfYesterday BRONZE, San Diego, California
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss!"
"If you can believe it, you can achieve it."
"Do you believe in forever?"

Yes, that's what I was thinking about!

I like it. It has thay right edge of creepiness.

on Jun. 13 2009 at 9:46 pm
Captain-Tightpants GOLD, Lawrenceville, Georgia
18 articles 17 photos 19 comments
In hindsight I'm more fond of this one.

on Jun. 12 2009 at 11:00 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

This is also amazing. It seems like this one is related to your piece "American Gods". I really love how you write. It's interesting and has me thinking about a lot. That's the sign of a true poet.