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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Political · #2256285
A poem looking at the news we consume, and questions if it is really consuming us.
We pretend to look it up
We pretend to know it all
We pretend to have the facts
Yet in the end we always fall
Enamored by religion
A Boolean of truth
Where all other things are false

Because science has said it
For governmental funding
We read it on the headline
And that is saying something
The CDC, celebrities
All picturesque and stunning
It’s the popular option
No need to be confronting

All other opinions foolish
Lacking of the facts
Watched the news for twenty minutes
Put my faith within the act
God, I’m so enlightened
Nothing can distract
Cognitive to propaganda
Such revival in the tract

Time to get a flu shot
Need a new vaccine
Funding the production
Building a machine
Chemicals and compounds
Give me some caffeine
Loving this placebo
False securities in me

Never question anything
Never truly know
Never benefit the world
Just doing what we’re told
Livestock in comparison
No purpose to the soul
Idiots politicized
Who can barely even cope

While truth could be discovered
We remain within a cage
Mentally reduced
To the headlines of a page
References, a feeling
Unstable and enraged
Offended by statistics
With no hope of any change

The dangers of religion
Faith in institutes
Unchallenged and unscrutinized
Leaves minds of destitute
Zealous in belief
In an aimless, blind pursuit
Contemplation all abandoned
Afterthought, a residue

Brainwashed, corrupted
Controlled and engineered
Influenced, deceived
Hoodwinked and held in fear
Deluded, perverted
Seduced and volunteer
All references in marionette
The act of puppeteers

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