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Ground to Dust

A Poem

By Atomic HistorianPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Ground to Dust
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Licking at the facade

Worshiping a nameless god

Only to realize

All efforts will be forgot

Break your back all you want

Nothing they pay will bring it back

Trapped in the cracks

This is our life

Slugging from one stifling task to the next

With their boots always on our necks

A little freedom is all we ask for

All we hope for

But centuries tell us

That is not to be so

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Atomic Historian

Heavily irradiated historian developing my writing career. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. To help me create more content, leave a tip or become a pledged subscriber. I also make stickers, t-shirts, etc here.

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  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    “It is not to be so”. 😐 Love it! A thoughtful piece Atomic.

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Very evocatively put. I think, as sad as it may feel sometimes, this is part of also what makes those little moments in the present all the more precious. It's cathartic to share the burden of life with other humans. 💗 Thank you so much for writing and sharing this, Atomic Historian!

  • I keep on thinking, "What do the Simple Folk Do" from the musical "Camelot". When all eyes are focused somewhere else, that's when we're truly free.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Awesome!!! Loving it!°💕♥️♥️

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