Laid To Waste

We are the generationDoing that which must be doneBut with no thanks to you;We gotta do this on our own It is we who bear the burdenOf the choices that you madeYou weighed us down with crossesThat we’ll carry to the grave ‘Cause while you were busy dreamingHolding on to yesterdayYou forgot about tomorrowAnd the [...]

Teach Don’t Taunt

IgnoranceIs not a crimeBut somethingWe can address Through teaching -Not ridicule -Is how we allProgress As childrenWere we laughed atWhen we gotA question wrong Or did ourTeachers aid usDo their bestTo help us learn So why do weAs adultsShow othersSuch disdain When we know thatWe could help themIf we took timeTo explain

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Life was never meant to beA competitionA battle for positionA fight for recognition But instead of working side by sideWe’re locked in oppositionOnly ever focused onAchieving our own ambitions Completing our own missionTo the detriment of the widerHuman condition Remember greater power comesFrom fusion not fissionSo why is our societySo hell-bent on division What we [...]

History Repeats

Why do we refuse to learnAnd grow from our mistakes?Trapped in a recurring dreamFrom which we never wakeOn and on the cycle goesNo desire to escapeMurder, war, and genocideIs the future that awaits And everything that happensKnow we’ve seen it all beforeStories so horrific thatWe simply can’t ignoreBut still we carry onHeads bowed towards the [...]

Cronyism

Who needsA nepotocracyWhen you’ve gotBritish democracy An aristocracyMasqueradingAs a meritocracy It’s all aboutYour familyOr who you wentTo school with Or who you’reSick or brave enoughTo sleep with Making sureThe money goesTo all yourHighschool chums Or toMs Arcuri, ‘causeShe took it up the [redacted] PoliticsIs riddledWith corruptionAnd perversion Like BoJoAnd STD’s[of course, that's just an assumption] [...]

Some would callThe human raceThe pinnacleOf evolution But I have toDisagreeAnd questionThat conclusion LanguageAnd dexterityIs to meA mere illusion To claimThat we’re evolvedIs the grandestOf delusions Our presenceOn this planetIs an unwelcomeIntrusion Driving speciesTo extinctionDeforestationAnd pollution Our abilityTo destroyIs our only trueDistinction No doubtThat humankindIs this planet’sMain affliction It’s clearThat our removalIs the onlyTrue solution [...]

Imagine

ImagineBeing shotOnly to be toldIt’s your faultFor not wearingBulletproof clothing ImagineBeing robbedOnly to be toldIt’s your faultFor owningNice things ImagineBeing harassedAssaultedRapedMurderedOnly to be toldIt’s your faultFor beingA woman

Hanging By A Thread

We are hanging by a threadWrapped around our necksDancing like a braindeadMarionetteIn the shadow of our master’sSilhouetteMusic playingFrom a broken cassetteAs we move as commandedBy the hands that danceAbove our heads We are hanging by a threadAnd if we are to have any hopeOf holding on another dayThen we have to find a wayTo cut [...]

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TimeRunsOut As the beating heartOf humanitySlows Pulse fadingOrgans failingBody dyingMind decayingSoul rotting Pull the plugThere is nothing leftWorth saving [title: "Flatline"][the final poem from Dissection, out 01/01/21]

Blame Game

Blame the young Blame the old Blame the tellers Blame the told Blame the parents Blame the schools Blame the rulers Blame the ruled Blame the rich Blame the poor Blame peace Blame war Blame the boys Blame the girls Blame the doctors Blame the pills Blame the gods Blame the world Blame everybody But [...]