A Poem by Ben Ashelford

Put that red light upon your thoughts.
For they really aren't your own.
Read those magazines that tell you who you are,
how to dress, speak, act and love.

Change your opinions as the fashion dictates.
aimlessly zombie around and ponder not at all.
watch the films that stop you from thinking,
Or choosing.

Lose your intelligence in television reality.
Make yourself ill becoming underweight and unfulfilled.
Chase, not a dream but a fantasy of who you think you should be.
be a drone, follow, follow, follow.

Brand yourself by buying only big name brands.
Smile with a misplaced sense of accomplishment at emptying your wallet.
join the dumbing down of the world at once.
Baa, baa, baa.

© 2012 Ben Ashelford

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Added on July 10, 2012
Last Updated on July 10, 2012
Tags: sheep, fields, brands, evil, unity, individuality, yourself, be, boy, girl, world, opinion, zombie


Ben Ashelford
Ben Ashelford

portland, dorset, United Kingdom

i love to write and read. I started writing poetry at 17 when i was first published but stopped sharing my work for a few years. at 26 i have decided to start sharing again so i hope you enjoy my offe.. more..