Tears are tumbling from my eyes
As humanity tries to defy its lies
We’re satisfied by fries and pies
We rise to strive to ignore the cries
Think we’re wise to win the prize
Materialism gives us highs
Bleached blondes go through chais and guys
When will we ever realize?
Happiness can’t be found in buys
Pagan perfection, our souls paralyzed
Americans shy while Africans die
While cute funny kittens garner our sighs
The resolve dries
We live the lie
We live to die
I sever all ties
From the world I despise
That’s the end of the poem, and that’s how I feel about society. *headdesk* The main thing is how Americans (including myself) are so willing to overlook poverty and starvation in other countries–while choosing to focus on things like who’s wearing what on the red carpet, or the most recent cute cat video. It makes me sick. It makes me want to move. It makes me want to become a hermit on the coast of Ireland and live in a cave with scrolls. (As long as said cave has WiFi.)
Anyway. I’m as guilty of it as anybody else. To live in ignorance is to live in bliss (link for my thoughts on that). But it’s not the way God calls us to live…. and living in ignorance is only satisfying for so long.
I dedicate this poem to the popular crowd, my very faithful examples of bleached blondes sucking up coffee and guys. (You guys are the best!!)
Oh, how I can’t wait until I can get my spaceship and watch your little over-concealed faces as you go, “Hey, wasn’t that the SciFi nerd I ran over in the halls every day as a teenager?”
Yes, popular kid. That was me. This is me. Prepare to be doomed.
–I get my fantasies.
What do you guys think about the issue of poverty and the general American view of it? Agree/disagree with the poem or my opinions? Let me know. It’s a hot issue for me, and I’d like to know where everyone else stands.
In the meantime, does anyone know of a remote cave off the coast of Ireland with WiFi?