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The Ubiquitous They

A few uncomfortable truths.

By Mark GagnonPublished about a year ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
The Ubiquitous They
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The Ubiquitous They

Dear Oblivious,

They bid us welcome, then they demand we leave.

They offer us opportunities, but they give us no tools.

They tell us to believe in God, but they ignore what they say are his teachings.

They propose peace for all while they declare war.

They insist we follow the law, then they disregard the rules they don’t like.

They say all men and women are created equal, then they enslave us in poverty and inequality.

They ask for our input but ignore our suggestions.

They love nature’s beauty, then they pave it over with tar.

They create cures for the sick, but they refuse to administer them without payment.

They insist we must be born, but they ignore our pleas for love and compassion once we arrive.

Who is the Ubiquitous They? The answer is simple. Look in the mirror.


From Someone Who Looked

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Mark Gagnon

I have spent most of my life traveling around the US and the globe. Now it's time to draw on these experiences and create what I hope are interesting fictional stories. Only you, the reader, can tell me if I've achieved my goal.

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  • JD Pernoste and Anneliese Dahl2 months ago

    Very profound, Mark. You may not call yourself a poet, but I'd say this is a nicely crafted and deep poem. Nice job! Pernoste

  • Daisey Maiden10 months ago

    I love this poem. We all creat the norms together. So we are the ones that imprison ourselves. Very inspiring.

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