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Pawns and Kings

August 3, 2013
By Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers


What if there is no world left to save?
What if there's just ruins where our songs were once sang?
The airplanes containing fire melded from greed would be the new night sky.
All the paintings and portraits of hope and peace would wither up and die.
Where mothers send their sons to go fight for another man's greed.

What if there are no people left to govern?
No people to rule. No people to control.
The liar's ignition sparks the people's fear.
See the eyes of the pawns and watch them be wasted.
This is my plea to the the corrupted snakes.
Why can't you see what lies under the lakes?
Seas filled with faces of the passersby.
Boats made of paper, power and lies.

This is my plea to the unseeing leaders.
Look at what we're doing. Dying by the thousands.
What are we fighting for? What are we dying for?
They're out there so cold, so afraid and worried.
Wondering if this day will be their last.
While you just sit there, talking through that forsaken mask.
They're out there for nothing. For paper given fake value.
Serving and dying and crying for you.
While you sit there judging who lives and dies.
Our brothers, sisters, fathers and sons are left screaming at the skies.
So go ahead, enjoy while the day is still sunny.
When will you realize that there was life before money?



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. said...
on Sep. 19 2013 at 1:39 am
Very good shade its how i feel 4/5

on Aug. 28 2013 at 12:58 am
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

I wrote this poem because of all of the people dying overseas due to politics. Why are we commenting in bold? xD

Alabian GOLD said...
on Aug. 26 2013 at 11:39 am
Alabian GOLD, Limbo, Other
13 articles 2 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you can fly, don't stop at the sky cause there are footprints on the moon" - Owl City

Really, really cool! What's the inspiration behind this? It is very deep with such feeling. You feel very passionate about what you wrote. Great job!