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Orwellian Future Up Close

January 10, 2018
By LiveFromNewYork SILVER, Frederick, Maryland
LiveFromNewYork SILVER, Frederick, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"If you want to be happy, be."
-Leo Tolstoy

Leaky roof
Creaky bed
Empty cupboard
Throbbing head
Worry lines
Growing deeper
Pointed rifles
Are gatekeepers
Wife and I
Barely talk
Cold always follows
When I walk
Posters say:
"Life is great"
When was the last time
That I ate?
Days are filled
With only work
It's all but forbidden
For dutiesĀ  to be shirked
We're glassy eyes,
Just flesh and bone
Is it treasonous to say
That I feel alone?

The author's comments:

This was inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. While I understand the staggering injustices of such an authoritarian government, I find the everyday struggles in such a world to be just as tragic. 

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