Poem: There were no barricades.


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Once I was a boy I would play, there were no barricades.

No duty for a cannonade, the cannons seemed forever away.

Never I thought a cannon should need to stay, for today.

Yet as I grew the builders threw: a barricade in the way.

It was the voice of the shrew, the breaking news of day.

The lack of conceptions around me, replaced with: "Obey."

Forever did it seem that I could no longer play my games.

Yet as I grew more it wasn't just the games I'd play -

it was the life I couldn't live, because life was given away.

Given to the greater good of a life unable to concieve his claim.

The forever potent and great have been today exchanged

in a sea of lies to leave the good as the primary blame.

To demand more sacrafices for the sacrafices they made.

With every single person seeming lost in a mystic daze -

I can't blame those who leave what is great to run away.

For nothing is great if it gives them some time of day.

No amount of creation is worth the new type of exchange:

A value earned, a value given: to give the good away.

No value is valuable when it lands in the hands I name!

It is the beaten and broken that I'm told can claim

the greatness of my life to blunder, abolish, and drain.

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The forever potent and great have been today exchanged

in a sea of lies to leave the good as the primary blame.

To demand more sacrafices for the sacrafices they made.

With every single person seeming lost in a mystic daze -

I can't blame those who leave what is great to run away.

In the "sea of lies" entrenched in the mind of the general public, the good is indeed blamed, attacked, and tortured by the ignorant masses. That is how I feel at work nowadays when I do a good job. In fact, I feel incredibly lousy about going to work tomorrow. To all those who have spited me without "just cause": you are unimportant to my life!!!

Like you, Mr. Tate, "I can't blame those who leave what is great to run away." Most of them do not "leave what is great" because they are nihilists, they "leave what is great" because they don't know any better; they mistake the goof for the bad through no fault of their own.

Wealth is not a sign of virtue among these people. The wealthy have wealth. That says nothing about them, even if they did earn it. Wealthy people who have earned their wealth, yet who are ignorant about how to respect the dignity of those who helped to make it for them, and who unjustly attack their employees out of ignorance, are not human beings in the rational sense of the term, since they are not using their rational faculty. Such people have no right to complain when they are penalized through massive taxation. That may be the only way that they can see the irrationality of their ways!!!

You can tell I am feeling lonely, unappreciated, misunderstood right now.

Thanks for letting me rant.

--One who is in intolerable loneliness

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