We agree
Too often
Clarity is lost
Through shackles
Of self imposed
At arms length
We keep distance
Between the
You and I
At all times
Trampling on
The us and we

Take your seat
And welcome
The lies
Misspelled as truth
Maintained by
The self-righteous
The holy
Rolling specters
The gatekeepers
Who smile
As you pass
The third ring
Of this sideshow

We are consumed
Until gone
Are the consumers
A eulogy for hunger
Strikes a chord
Of reprisal
Sing it loud
As you strike out
Among the masses
The indoctrination
You swallowed
Without hesitation
The price of admission
Between the lines



47 thoughts on “Sideshow

  1. “The gatekeepers Who smile As you pass” – What a great line.
    Somehow, people tend to think smiles are genuine, and it’s hard to convince them otherwise. Even when they are led to slaughter, they think smiles mean good intentions.

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  2. We have become a nation of sheep, blindly herded by the media and politicians where they want us to go…I get so pissed at humanity’s continuing stupidity.
    I know that each person who reads a poem can come away with a different take, and this is mine.

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      1. Elle Denise

        Shucks, I do like good old-fashioned competition.

        I plan on being more specific and wordy with feedback with my morning brain… 🙂

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