Wish I Could Wonder

Wish I Could Wonder

A Poem by Sgammato [Inertia The Musical]
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Pill-poppin' Peter reflects on his life.

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Wish I Could Wonder

PETER:

I am a senseless, mechanical, compliant being
living a lifeless life of labor and consumption.
A living reflex,
programmed with preset
thoughts and opinions.

Conditioned not to question
the cause of aggression:
previous transgressions
… political repression

Conditioned not to question
suppression of expression
celebrity obsession
… social digression

I wish I could wonder
I wish I could feel
I wish I could wonder why
the truth is so concealed

I wish I could question
I wish I could care
I wish I could question why
if only I dared.

But we’re

conditioned not to question
the logical succession
of expansion and recession
… false profession

Conditioned not to question
When rights make concession
to corporate possession
… financial oppression!

I wish I could wonder
I wish I could feel
I wish I could wonder why
the truth is so concealed

I wish I could question
I wish I could care
I wish I could question why
if only I dared.

But I am a senseless, mechanical, compliant being,
living a lifeless life of labor and consumption,
A living reflex,
programmed with preset
thoughts and opinions

I know there’s other expressionless mechanized beings
Deadened from chemicals, cults and commercials
stiff and hypnotic
blindly patriotic
ripe for dominion

Conditioned not to question
Or offer suggestions
for societal progressions;
… cultural depression!

I wish I could wonder
I wish I could feel
I wish I could wonder why
the truth is so concealed

I wish I could question
I wish I could care
I wish I could question why
if only I dared

© 2011 Sgammato [Inertia The Musical]


Author's Note

Sgammato [Inertia The Musical]
If you'd like to hear how the lyrics sound put to music, check out www.InertiaTheMusical.com to listen to the soundtrack demos for FREE!

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this is fantastic! It's almost reminiscent of INXS' tune: "Mediate" because of your use of words. Great work, Chris.

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Sgammato [Inertia The Musical]

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Sgammato is the author of Inertia: The Musical www.InertiaTheMusical.com Society is stuck in a state of SOCIAL INERTIA; we are resisting a pull towards something greater than ourselves because.. more..

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