Consumerism | Teen Ink


August 28, 2013
By VitamAeternam PLATINUM, Fenton, Michigan
VitamAeternam PLATINUM, Fenton, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”
― Cassandra Clare

It's what defines us
It's not only our identity
It's what blinds us
It's not only what we fail to see
It's what binds us
Binds us to the standards that were set in place by who?
Good question.
If you wear this swoosh you'll be tight
If you have these shoes you'll be cool
But if you don't
Don't even bother coming to school
Why do we accept this?
How does it improve us?
The whole system is an insult
TO us!
All we are is social toys
Pawns of corporate chess
Victim to the newest fad
Victims to the art of impress

The author's comments:
The self glorifying plague

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JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 4 2013 at 6:23 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

I couldn't have said it better myself. Beautiful poem, amazing job! :)