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Author Name: Freeleahlopez 4 Comments
Date Added: February 08, 2020 15:02:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Slaves to the Government
I once were like you:
-A syndicate of clones; a slave to the government
I used to think you couldn't break the impossible
-That rules were set in stone
Obeying a contract we signed at birth 
I once followed suit; afraid to step out of line
So I kept my mouth shut.
Surely I'm not the only one who sees through their lies?

Frustrated by their constant demands
and sheltered from living without choices
How can you breathe under someone's shadow
-and not feel worthless?

I stand out from the crowd
You all turn to look at me like I'm the crazy one.
But I am telling you this:

If we all recognised the lies and manipulation
And realise just who leads us.
We have:
MPs full of greed; out to get their hands on anything free
Prime Ministers needing figures for their popularity status
-Not really caring who's in the firing line
Presidents full of power, yet aways failing to impress us when we need them the most.
Realistically we rely on people we cannot trust,
who are out to get their own needs
deserting the ones who are crying for help.
Soldiers dying by the lack of equipment,
whilst their families search for justice.
Abused kids are being silenced by the upper hand
until it is too late, and its only grief and lame excuses
Africans are STILL dying by the lack of medicine
and, homeless people, including Veterans, are being ignored;
their eyes speaking of desperation.
And then we have the bedroom tax.
Ha, what a joke that is!
how do we stand up to power,
who are we to stand up to what we believe in?
When all we are at the end of the day, is a clone keeping this world together!
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Comment By: AdminRichardM on March 27, 2020 01:19:59 PM Report

Really penetrating write, Leah, well done. Watching the clones, or zombies as I see them, sure makes me worry about the direction we're all headed. Things seem worse now then I can remember, but older heads would say this isn't new i suppose. The frustration so many of us feel is palpable these days. Revel, my dear, in your free will and creativity. If enough of us continue to do this I have to believe things will improve. Hope is not lost.


Comment By: FreeTerah on February 14, 2020 10:42:57 PM Report

Its so hard to find good leaders these days. Seems everyone is looking out for number one and not focusing on the future. Say one thing and do another, slight of hand . The common wealth of the population doesn't seem to matter unless there is money to be made. Sad, but true.

Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on February 13, 2020 07:47:18 AM Report

I keep my sanity by reading poems like yours so we are not clones to writing that would be plagiarizing.

welcome back and I see dean is here as well . love your thoughts


Comment By: FreeDean on February 10, 2020 11:48:10 AM Report

True reflection and well written. Irony is that though we vote them in and don't always make the right choice!




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