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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2184502
You don't want to open your eyes, you want to remain sedated.
Too deaf to hear the ugly truths,
Eyes blind to countless facts displayed.
Blaming problems on countless youths
Inheriting our sins, old debts unpaid.

How pathetic and yet poetic,
Ever consuming, always polluting.
Our debates are antithetic,
Science and logic absurdly refuting.

Ignorance has sealed our fate
While apathy has dulled our minds
It’s always simpler to sedate
Ignoring the world as we unwind.

Let these screens soothe your nervous brain,
Remain asleep as your rights erode...
Debt is required, embrace that chain!
Ignore the signs those headlines bode.

Our planet dies as people sit by,
Idly scrolling as videos stream.
More interested in our pretty lie,
Chasing Elysium: a hollow dream.
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