One Nation Under Bureaucracy

One Nation Under Bureaucracy

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

 

Cellblock gypsies

Bargain basement hearts,

Embrace the emptiness,

Steal away damnation;

      One nation without…

      Humanity,

            Salvation.

Only the long arm of democracy

That holds on to the long arm of…

      Gravity; and it is known

      What goes up must come down.

So goes the cycle,

Recycled from the grave,

Exonerated from hell

For the purpose of

      Jealousy, retribution.

Penance lost; adrift

      In a sea of fear.

Tears in a vial; becomes acid

      When spilled on newborn flesh.

The hard line between eternity

And an enigma

      Suffocates reality,

      Sophisticates generations,

      Complicates unity…

Forbidden structures become

Unholy temples under the watchful…

      Eye in the sky,

      Translucent hypocrisy

            Clipped wings of freedom;

Fear the new “F” word

In the land of the faceless

      And the land of the blasphemers. 


© 2010 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)



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rather awesom man well done, love the last 5 lines especially

Translucent hypocrisy

Clipped wings of freedom;

Fear the new “F” word

In the land of the faceless

And the land of the blasphemers.

*applause to you*

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Whoa! It's like the fall of the Roman Empire all over again. Excellent thought provoking stuff as our democracy threatens to grind to a heavy, bloated halt as we watch.


Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Thank you.
A lot of disillusionment I sense here. True our systems are clogged with injustice, corruption and hypocrisy....so are the powers in high places...No true democarcy to speak of.
'Translucent hypocrisy
Clipped wings of freedom;"

-A very powerful comment made here. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

You speak so much truth sweets.
Thank you very much for reading.
DIVYA

4 Years Ago

Thank you Dale...I try...
This is amazing, great flow throughout, I love it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Excellent, freedom lost by the day, by the hour!
A time for the powers that be to emerge and fall, true freedom is needed, in a peaceful protest! We are the power, so why do people not take the power back?
Awesome, thought provoking poem
xx

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The long vowel sounds and heavy use of "m" and "n" sounds build the angry tone well.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Okay Dale this is one of the best poems of social injustice, and no
humanity ... or salvation...
You are very aware and this is a wonderful poem ..

Chloe

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

so much truth lives here - the ugly truth that we are not born into a perfect world and are tainted with its garbage and inevitably our children suffer. what can we do in a world where evil destruction exists....the good eventually have to take a stand so the evil breed doesn't overwhelm...

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow...this is really well written...few word, big punch...I really like the last few lines..."Fear the new “F” word" is my favorite...kuddos to you...

96/100

As Always
Gregory.

Posted 7 Years Ago


The topic was a bit religious for my taste but you stated it very well. I ended up liking it in spite of myself. A good writer can change anyone's mind. Even a philosopher like me. Thank you for teaching me to second guess my first impressions. Well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago


There is so much truth to this. Very raw and full of imagery. Very well written. I liked this piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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I am a Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, D.. more..

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