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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Political · #2257066
A sociopolitical and introspective piece, dealing with the overreach of the State.
Rights, violated
And for what
A means just to safeguard
Old politicians
Sights, dilated
It's enough
To read between the lines
To a road of perdition

Traveling, distancing
Losing your prosperity
Coax you to allegiance
Submission to the vain
Groveling, conditioning
Losing all your clarity
Hoping for salvation
Through the clasping of a chain

Parole, control
Term to set the limit
Stockholm of a syndrome
Another four years
Behold, your soul
Nothing but a gimmick
A tomb whitewashed
All rotten in its fears

Go vote, slit throats
Sliding in the ballot
Serpent is a slogan
The anthem of your praise
All ghosts, these jokes
Calling it a talent
Partisan the charlatan
The ways that they betray

One step, one theft
Inch to take a mile
Freedom now a phantom
Liberty an epithet
One right, one left
Both of them hostile
Mirrored in relation
Embodied in a president

Psyched out, fear now
Claiming comprehension
Pitiful existence
Like cattle to a claim
Woah, now, bell cow
Clanging for attention
Rattling the cages
All its efforts left in vain

Some see, most don't
Fickle in a vision
Wandering a labyrinth
Lost without a path
Some change, most won’t
Bound to their religion
Worshiping the devil
Just to get a taste of wrath

Life, annihilated
And for what
Supporting of a system
That only brings you shame
Light, isolated
To disgust
Try to wick the lantern
To the kindle of a flame

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