HANDCUFFED

Shackled

By chains created by

plutocracies and society

at large

 

By dogmas

that sentence us

to a prison

without visible bars

 

Chained

By school systems

that made intuitive minds convicts

 

By expected norms

that restrict our abilities

and endless possibilities

 

By mundane jobs

which most don’t like

which benefit our bosses

more than us

Yet we are suppose

to be grateful for

 

Incarcerated

are the disabled

and the homeless

and anyone else who’s vulnerable

 

By policies

laws

and language

Designed to confine people’s minds

to parochial paradigms

and prohibit

its divergent thinking

 

Making those in need

seem greedy

and those who are greedy

seem needy

 

But most people aren’t aware

that they’ve been sentenced

and think they’re out

on parole

 

By time released

they’re handcuffed by this system

They’re in physical

and emotional debt

 

And are shackled by regret

of not knowing

their sentence sooner

 

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3 Responses to HANDCUFFED

  1. Grumbling Gargoyle says:

    Very good..I can feel the twitching of your angry jaw as I read it…

  2. Hit the nail on my head Chris. Trouble is you woke the demon bitterness of my school days.
    In days gone by, goverments used poverty and war to keep the populace under control. Now it’s “The threat of terror” and what we will lose if we “don’t behave”!

  3. Brilliant, Chris! Definitely nail on head and filled with passion!

    Thank you!

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