The Workers

The Workers

A Poem by Akira Kodama
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Representative of the struggle of the working class and the poor under the ruling system of capitalism and oppression.

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Beaten by stick
Owned by the paper, crushed by the coin
Stuck in a looping dream
Of imaginary wealth.

I seek freedom from oppression
You say I am a traitor.
I seek a solution, although difficult, within reach
Unaccepting, you call it slavery.
...
Quite the contrary.
...
You do not see that you are already slaves.
Slaves, to paper and coin
That mean nothing.
Do you not see how you fear for your preservation?
Your fear stems from a so-called "need" for this imaginary wealth.

Exploitation of the ones who pave your roads,
build your houses,
mine for your worthless sparkling materials
At the potential cost of their lives.

All for the dollar.
All for nothing.


© 2013 Akira Kodama


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The realism is beautiful, really inspiring. I wish more people would think this way. Money is superficial. But for some people money is everything, and they are willing to give up anything for it even their integrity. "Slaves to paper and coin". Great work.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Akira Kodama

10 Years Ago

Mm. Thank you. We have the same wish then.



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A splendid read and write full of truth and relevancy to our modern time. The old , new slavery to materialism and money ...Preach on poet...:)

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I enjoyed the message of this poem, how it conveys the struggle for power and money all being for naught in the end, why? cause we can't take it with us or enjoy the benefits after we are gone, but in our world it makes it turn and we are all hamsters on that wheel, hand to mouth, hand to mouth, hand to mouth...the struggle to have more, live more, hold more to fill the void. Great voice in this, though I don't have any offer for an alternative.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Akira Kodama

10 Years Ago

Thanks for the well written review and the words it contained. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
The realism is beautiful, really inspiring. I wish more people would think this way. Money is superficial. But for some people money is everything, and they are willing to give up anything for it even their integrity. "Slaves to paper and coin". Great work.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Akira Kodama

10 Years Ago

Mm. Thank you. We have the same wish then.

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Added on August 20, 2013
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Tags: proletariat, bourgeoisie, worker, communism, socialism, anarcho-communism, capitalism, struggle