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

Society’s Rules

Society's rules You just gotta accept That someone ushered in While the rest of us slept You gotta stand in line You gotta keep in step You gotta hold your tongue Keep your words in check You gotta play their game In everything you do But sometimes You gotta break the rules Before the rules [...]

Mirror

I am a mirror Held up to society Allowing it to see its true face The anger I show Is only a reflection of what I see The hate I feel Is no more than a reflection Of what has been shown to me Inspired by this photo:Photo by Alex Iby on UnsplashAlex Iby