"Expression of Oppression"*
(circa.) July 16, 2011

Posted as part of Project 365 - for the day: May 7, 2012


Every rule has an exception.
In the rule of tyranny,
the exception is for their own.
Partiality only for the selfish benefit,
cruelty for any and all that do not fit
that bill.
And fit to kill,
they make gruesome examples of those they see fit
to dispose of—there will be a slaughter,
and every innocent and every impartial,
every idler and wastrel
who does not oppose them
but does not profit them,
every man who seeks otherwise
and every man's child
and every such man's wife
will be stripped of their life
and given a patch of dirt they are to forever sleep
six feet deep underneath.

This is the expression of oppression;
tyranny's only concern is what does it gain me?
then conclusion brought to fruition,
accomplished through cruelty.

Haughty spirit reigns in every selfish act—
every act of selfishness is autocracy,
which always embodies brutality.
Totalitarianism is tyranny;
your government is raping our rights from our left,
leaving broken spirits in what is left,
and justice from our right
where we relinquished our swords and gave up the fight.

Hollow illness of dried bones and heavy chains to brace the heart's disease
is all this ravage, rape, and pillage will leave.

I said, your government is raping our rights from our left,
leaving broken spirits in what is left,
and justice from our right
where we relinquished our swords and gave up the fight.


*This is actually supposed to be a spoken word poem. It also doubles as a speech for a character in an original novel (series?) I am working on called The Lion Seeker. (Please bear in mind, for all those who may read something like it into this, I did not come here to get into any sort of political debate; I am here to hone my skills as a writer, by sharing snippets of my work and receiving feedback.)