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Screaming Sound

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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 11:57 AM
Searching for a screaming sound
capable of communicating my anger,
a swear word broad enough to
include my thoughts of violence.

Ambivalence should disappear like a mist
on a hot day of seeking justice,
but victims scream and writhe
and we pay attention to Trump.

Indignation hides behind media smiles
and their “now for the weather.”
We are distracted by the traffic snarl
and the road rages around us.

People beg and pray for distance,
distance from horror, hunger, and hate.
“Holy one protect us from the fate of others.”
If only I could get a new car, I can't wait!

Capitalism your are my whore,
you promise me pleasure
and that for a few dollars more,
I won't have to feel any pain.

Starvation, torture, slavery are
words that should never be spoken,
We say they only exist at a distance
they have no impact on me.

I am screaming, screaming
and there is no ear to hear.
Little child your hunger will soon be over,
your last breathe will end it once and for all

Oil, gas and coal will continue
but we will run out of joy and happiness.
Celebration will end its run,
the love of money will turn the world black.

I'm screaming, screaming...
edit on 06/02/2011 by grayeagle because: correction

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 01:40 PM
Wow, powerful!

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 01:42 PM
a reply to: grayeagle

An ode to modern angst. Good work!

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 04:48 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Thanks Night Star! I have not been writing for a while and it felt good to get some pent up stuff out. Sometimes I feel like only my writer friends get me. "The meek shall inherit the earth," just doesn't seem to be enough promise to heal my wounded heart. Peace

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 04:52 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
A critic once told me that she didn't like all the angst in poetry. She said she only liked poetry that painted mental images of love and beauty and joy! Her planet must be wonderful!

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 05:59 PM
For some writers, some of their best writing comes from a darker place within. Life is more than just rainbows and roses.

posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 11:55 AM
Here . .is another ear . .to hear . .your screams.

We scream with you . . and for you.

posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 12:49 PM
a reply to: SIEGE

Thanks Siege! I hear you as well and I know there are others that are listening. Peace

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