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Hope Dies

by Atomic Historian about a month ago in social commentary · updated about a month ago
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Hope Dies
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We once had hope

But now we’re slung on a rope

They’ve beaten our souls

Wiped us clean

With their legislative soap

The parade is gone

The streets swept clean

The party is over

We have awoken

From all things bespoken

They flash their token

For the ferryman

Exchange us to win their game

Until we are no longer needed again

Left to fend

On the end of the rope of hope

The slope of society

Turned from a gentle glide down

To barreling towards the ground

In a death spiral of survival

They seek to rival

The horrors of the past

Old dreams

Nightmares

Coming to fruition

Resetting the future

To the past they swore against

Locked in a fence

Of happenstance

Made to dance

In the cool, wet night

We jump for flight

Yet, there is none

Backed in a corner

We have not yet begun to fight

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  • Jose Sanchezabout a month ago

    You've outdone yourself dude. This was really fun to read. I read it a few times because it was almost sing songy

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    very well said.

  • Well said , excellent words

  • Bri Craigabout a month ago

    Hitting really close to home with these words. Well said!

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