Don't Ask Why

Don't Ask Why

A Poem by Crozby

Curiosity killed the cat. We're the cat.



By one-

Follow the leader.

Do not dare question.

Do not dare disobey.

Do as you’re told,

And fall into place.

Spin your cog,

And don’t ask why.


By one-

Look at the ground,

And not at the sky.

Listen to your leader,

ignore your judgement.

Do your job,

Be grateful for it.

And don’t ask why.


By one-

Step out of line.

Dare to question,

Dare to disobey.

Challenge authority,

Embrace your judgement.

Start to push back,

Start asking why.


By one-

You’re slaughtered in the mill.

Hung from the trees,

Or thrown from the hill.

You’re being hunted,

Scared for your life.

And you know why.


By one-

Take your eyes off the sky,

Fall back into line.

Never again question,

Never again disobey.

Get back to your cog,

Look back at the ground,

And never again ask why.

© 2017 Crozby

Author's Note

Thoughts? Thanks for the read.

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One by one... Your excellently articulated and rhymed ideas settled in like grinding cogs spinning jaws... I asked questions, and kept my eyes on the sky... Very well penned...

Posted 3 Days Ago

I really like this, it expresses a big part of society really well, and how a lot of people are oblivious to it. Good job!

Posted 6 Days Ago

Is this one about school?

No, but really, this is a beautiful poem. It describes that part of our society that most people are inclined to shut their eyes to.

I really think it's it's a great piece because just a few days ago, a kid asked a teacher a question, and received the reply, "How dare you ask a teacher, 'Why?' "

You've got a great poem here. Not one of your bests, no, but certainly a great piece.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago

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Added on September 21, 2017
Last Updated on September 21, 2017
Tags: Challenging Authority



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