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Comfort in Despair

by Atomic Historian 2 months ago in vintage / surreal poetry / social commentary / slam poetry / sad poetry / performance poetry / nature poetry / love poems / list / inspirational / how to / heartbreak / fact or fiction / excerpts / childrens poetry / celebrities / buyers guide / book reviews / art
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Comfort in Despair
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The game of life is rigged

Death always wins

Crawling on our fins

Now obsessed with our sins

From the dawn of rain

Starting small

We have flooded the earth

From the mountain top to every plain

Bringing our stain of pain

To every creature we can

We have lost our way

But it is those with no control that pay

They pay with their health

With their lives

With our lies

We have lost all sense of direction

Compass whipping around

Faster and faster

East bleeding into West

Oscillating between each disaster

Feeding societal consumption

Blinded by a superior psychosis

Accepting fate

Accepting the unacceptable truth

When a person steals, they call it theft

When a politician steals, they call it corruption

But when business steals from the nation

They call it misappropriation

We hold these truths to be self-evident

Not all are created equal

There are no unalienable Rights

When all else is eroded by the seed of greed

There is only but one truth

Every war is not a sequel

But a continuation of the last

Here’s to hoping for the future

Rather than repeating the past

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  • marie ehlenbach13 days ago

    It makes me think all on this earth is war, and those who started it! https://vocal.media/fiction/white-and-black-roses-5rcz20fe5

  • Gang Du AI2 months ago

    I love your poetry and I want to give you credit for it.

  • Rick Henry2 months ago

    Well written.

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Profound. ✌️❤️

  • Christiane Winter2 months ago

    Breathtaking work.

  • Amy Hall2 months ago

    I enjoyed reading this piece, well done! I subscribed to you! I am just starting out and would very much like if you have time to read some of my work and if you like it please subscribe! I look forward to reading more of your work!

  • Kylara2 months ago

    great work!

  • CotardDelusionz2 months ago

    Very nice

  • Shadow James2 months ago

    I enjoyed it.

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  • Joe Patterson2 months ago

    Very thought provoking.

  • Mon Lo Siennaa2 months ago

    Awesome write up, thanks for sharing!😘😘😘

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  • Ma Luo se2 months ago

    Excellent performance poem!!! Very honest and brave too!!! 🤔🤔🤔

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