Dilated Pupils II

By dwells

“It’s free, it’s free, and all for me!”
Eradicate prosperity
To vanquish all disparity.
(and mortgage all posterity)

Divided camps: it’s us or them.
The crowns and robes with ermine hem.
Dividing up the wealth of them,
Destroyed for every diadem.

From open doorways, freedom sings,
The angels ride on dragon wings,
And doors are closed to darker things
By bloody stumps that once bore rings.

This uniform I wore with zeal
I wear when begging for a meal.
Nostalgia, ere the broken seal
(an empty belly bids me “steal”).

We care not for the banker’s math,
No running water for the bath,
An inconvenient aftermath;
We chose the way of blood and wrath.

Whose rogues are theses with foreign face?
Invading every sacred space
To shame us with contrived disgrace.
The grave, our only resting place.

My door was broken down with spite.
Too weak to protest, run, or fight.
Their faces glow with pure delight.
The rope is slack; the noose is tight.

This juggernaut the young have wrought,
Eternal as simplistic thought.
Betrayed for thirty grams of pot;
The teacher doomed by those he taught.

“It’s free, it’s free, and all for me!”
I mocked them with the irony.
My bough upon this hanging tree;
My final words and eulogy.

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Copyright 2018 dwells
Published on Thursday, March 29, 2018.     Filed under: "Satire" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Everything has a price tag, and somebody will pay; dearly...
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  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 7, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (735)By person wrote:

    My man, I see you. Keep puttin' it down like this. I dig.

  • Devilish On Friday, April 13, 2018, Devilish (2657)By person wrote:

    The angels ride on dragon wings, And doors are closed to darker things ... ^^ i'm putting this on my wall dwells .. as we speak . Scholar

  • I IS ME On Saturday, March 31, 2018, I IS ME (406)By person wrote:

    We like truth and your cadence brought me back for my second reading. you are of the upper crust

  • molock On Friday, March 30, 2018, molock (314)By person wrote:

    God Damn dwells, this is one of the best i've ever read here on dp. the truth really hurts sometimes, my heart skipped a couple beats as i read this. you're the best man, i raise my glass to you - CHEERS! - m0

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, March 29, 2018, carlosjackal (3016)By person wrote:

    Fucking flawless genius at work here, Dan :)

  • midnights voice On Thursday, March 29, 2018, midnights voice (971)By person wrote:

    An astounding commentary on the world today and those who have forgotten their history .

  • PoetessDarkly On Thursday, March 29, 2018, PoetessDarkly (700)By person wrote:

    I hear the bell toll endlessly and of this tale woe is me. You nailed this rhyme beautifully Dan. your pen is most profound.

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