Are You Really Free?

Mag_smok

Trapped and invisible,
dying of self-inflicted battle wounds.
We are blinded by greed and laziness,
dripping with the lust of power.

We think we are in charge,
controlling the people around us.
We are a prisoner of society,
and they control our lives instead.

Written 8/22/2015
Inspiration: MagPie 282

Note: I’m not sure about the last stanza. Perhaps the poem needs to be longer or the second stanza needs to be removed entirely. Your thoughts are appreciated!

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One thought on “Are You Really Free?

  1. Well…they both have kinda a diffrent feel…kinda like they are seeds of two different poems…don’t get me wrong, they could go together but I can see why they make you uncomfortable paired up…I wrote a poem to that very same image, compleatly different…

    Chained

    They say them vape
    Machines be ok
    So I donned a blindfold
    And puffed away
    Apple candy
    Raspberry pie
    Gave um all a try
    I wont lie
    I thought it sexy
    To puff like a chimney
    Expelling great clouds
    Then the thought occurred to me
    May have no more empty packs
    Or a mouth like an ashtray
    But to this handheld 
    Machine I am chained…

    Chris McQueeney ©2015

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