Patrons of Lost Causes

Patrons of Lost Causes

A Poem by Requiem Bane

"For Jesse, because she's the one who inspired me to write deeper then 'once upon a time...'."



Why must I wait?
When all I see are years full of bitterness and hate.
We got to break the ranks,
Stand in front of tanks.
Anything to stop the fighting and violence,
Is it worth this dead and cold silence?
These are the patrons of our world,
Of the lost causes we face.
Of the toil that plagues this race;
Porn, stealing, murder,
Rape, global warming, drugs.
Sex, Media scandals, money,
Fakes, w***e, democracy.
Religion, cancer, poverty,
Disease, government, AIDS.
Society, gangs, sloth,
Lies, World hunger, anorexia.
Discrimination, malaria, world “leaders”,
Hating, templates, anger.
Pollution, gasoline, racism,
Sexism, pride, bulimia.
Death, torture, pedophiles…
Can you name anymore?
How can we stand here in a door?
Blocking the way for us to compromise,
It’s what we have to do to survive.
Break society’s ranks,
Stand before the symbolic tanks.
Stop the violence,
Break the silence.

Break the silence.

© 2009 Requiem Bane

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I love the reference to Tiananmen Square in the beginning.

A very strong message about indifference in society.

At first I ignored the strike outs at the front end of the verse, but I reread them and applied it. It gave the read a greater depth of impact.

Kudos on a great read!


Posted 12 Years Ago

when our words meet metal, we can make real change. those aren't my words. but I aspire to them. stand up. make this world a better place. I believe you can.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This society has gone bad
But in hard times we all seem to pull toegther
I like your write.
Very expressive and well written

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Requiem Bane
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Requiem Bane; a Lament of Misery, but of course, that's not my real name. I'm Mary. I thought it would be a cool idea to join, seeing as Euphoric Sin was on here. Yeah, I love you Jesse. Age: 16 .. more..

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