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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Social Pandemic

We are caughtIn the middleOf a seriousGlobal crisis I see no endTo this diseaseNo way to cureThis deadly virus It’s unavoidableUnpreventableIt’s in all thatWe consume No vaccinationMedicationNo way to makeOurselves immune We can’t eradicateOur need to hateAnd instinct to impugnJust becauseWe can’t accept the truth

Dissection

Peel away the skin Tear the flesh aside And take a peek inside This fucked up world   Our society Is ravaged Irreparably Damaged By a cancer So savage Bloodthirsty And rabid   We writhe And we thresh In pain And distress Tattered skin Rotten flesh The putrid smell Of social progress   The endless [...]

We Are But Glass

We are but glass Forged In the fires Of passion And fashioned With care   We are but glass Molded Into different shapes Sizes And colours   We are but glass And we all break The same   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: glass

Traitor

I chose unity Over discord I chose love Over hate I chose stability Over turmoil I chose hope Over fear And for this I was branded A Traitor   But if discord Hate Turmoil And fear Were the values For which you stood All along Then I was never One of you And to have [...]

Under Control

They call us rowdy Say we're out of control Roughneck hooligans 'Cause we're raucous and wild But they can't see Past society's rules That we're living free While they're all under control   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: rowdy