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7

February 9, 2008

 

heard it
all
before

empty
platitude

feigned
gratitude

promised
beatitude

false
attitude

no latitude
of vision

toxic
agenda

single-minded
lust

for power
dominance
control

megalo

your god
of
need

mammon

your god
of
greed

inaptitude
to lead

ineptitude
to know

no rectitude
to
even
care

walking dead

talking head

voice
of
the machine

that gives
you
life

conjurs
your
image

makes
you
dance

pitiful
puppet

powerless
dominated
controlled

mindless
specter

ghost
of
the machine

ghost
in
the machine

of
life

shell
blight
parasite

mouthpiece
mr. webster

manipulated
nominated
elevated

so dangerous

 

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10 comments

  1. Wow! I don’t know how you did it but you managed (in my mind) to project the voice of the machine. The words bounce off each other like a robotic chant. Amazing!


  2. sounds oddly like the presidential candidates….. once again exceptionally well done…


  3. I like this piece, very nicely done. I look forward to reading more of your work.


  4. You did it very well, almost staccato and hitting hard.

    remnants of violence staring out of nought


  5. Well done! Those pinheads. Well done!


  6. Once more, powerful words. You use them exceedingly well.


  7. You have a remarkable command of powerful words.


  8. yes, i agree with paisley, it does sound very much like a presidential poem…and very well done! your usage of words is excellent…somehow finding that perfect word that describes…and isn’t that a sign of great poetry? bravo!


  9. Your poem speaks to me the falsehoods our society has placed in the term “empowered” in our culture. Very nicely done.


  10. hot damn. I started out relating to this (and relating it to my life), went into “this ought to be song lyrics” and just ended with my jaw hanging open.

    Brilliant. Just… simply…brilliant.



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